Evaluating Human Genetic Diversity

Committee on Human Genome Diversity, Virginia Rosa Dominguez

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This report examines the scientific merits and value of research on human genetic or genomic variation and the organizational, policy, and ethical issues that such research poses in a more-general context than the proposed HGDP (Human Genome Diversity Project). Chapter 2 discusses the scientific basis and usefulness of a worldwide systematic survey of human genetic variation. Chapters 3 and 4 address technical and logistical problems posed by such a project with respect to sampling design, obtaining and maintaining sufficient genetic material, access to research materials and information, and data handling. Chapter 5 examines ethical, legal, and social issues. Chapter 6 treats the organization of the project and research priorities.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherNational Academies Press
Number of pages102
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-309-18474-8
ISBN (Print)978-0-309-05931-2
StatePublished - Jan 19 1997
Externally publishedYes


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