Academic journal article Mankind Quarterly

The Human Genome Project: Cracking the Code within Us

Academic journal article Mankind Quarterly

The Human Genome Project: Cracking the Code within Us

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The Human Genome Project: Cracking the Code Within Us

Marshall, Elizabeth L.

New York: Franklin Watts. 1996

In a short book entitled The Human Genome Project: Cracking the Code Within Us by Elizabeth L. Marshall, details of the Genome Project are discussed in a clear and rational manner, devoid of the scare-tactics used by those who oppose genetics. She explains some of the genetic diseases that can be cured and points out that the Project could eventually lead to discovering the genetic errors responsible for more than 4,000 inherited diseases. She also assures us that intelligence is a combination of many complex genes, and we should not be looking for a cure for stupidity or a magic bullet for genius. Genetic intelligence can only be increased for the near future by good breeding.

She does answer the question about the number of girl babies not born in China due to sex selection: an estimated 1. …

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