This Biology Factsheet:
• Describes how scientists are using the results of the Human Genome Project (HGP) to predict the chances of people contracting particular diseases and how long they are likely to live.
• Discusses why some scientists believe that sometimes it might be better not to tell patients about their predictions.
• Discusses the ethical implications and financial consequences of these sorts of decisions.

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Publication Date

January 2014


ISSN: 1351-5136

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