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Hong Kong Baptist University

1999

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人類遺傳學家的社會責任, Huan-Ming Yang Jan 1999

人類遺傳學家的社會責任, Huan-Ming Yang

International Journal of Chinese & Comparative Philosophy of Medicine

The advances of the world-wide Human Genome Project and other research in this field have led to the explosion of knowledge about our genes which are so widely and deeply involved in our lives. The knowledge and related technologies have already made a great impact on the whole society.

Science is only good when it is applied to the society in a proper way. Science has proved itself a double-edged sword. The sword is in the hands of the scientists who should be closely observed by the public. As human geneticists, we should be the best to know that genes ...