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Project Team

Project Team

Genome Technology and Reproduction:
Values and Public Policy



University of Michigan
Michigan State University Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences
Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care

These two subprojects combined form a five year project designed to provide policy recommendations based on public perceptions and responses to the explosion of genetic information and technology. The project also tests the process of community dialogue as an effective means to engage citizens in thoughtful and productive discussions about policy needs regarding genetic information and technology and other value-laden issues.

The initial project, Genome Technology: Values and Public Policy, lasted three years and produced a set of policy recommendations through a process involving lay and professional focus groups, community dialogues, and policy meetings.

The current project, Communities of Color & Genetics Policy Project, began in March 1999 and involves a similar approach which has been modified to more successfully engage African American and Latino communities in dialogue about values, genetics, and public policy.




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