The $1000 Genome: Ethical and Legal Issues in Whole Genome Sequencing of Individuals

  title={The \$1000 Genome: Ethical and Legal Issues in Whole Genome Sequencing of Individuals},
  author={John A. Robertson},
  journal={The American Journal of Bioethics},
  pages={35 - 42}
  • J. Robertson
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Biology
  • The American Journal of Bioethics
Progress in gene sequencing could make rapid whole genome sequencing of individuals affordable to millions of persons and useful for many purposes in a future era of genomic medicine. Using the idea of $1000 genome as a focus, this article reviews the main technical, ethical, and legal issues that must be resolved to make mass genotyping of individuals cost-effective and ethically acceptable. It presents the case for individual ownership of a person's genome and its information, and shows the… 

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