Genome/Genetics Update

Guests: Inder Verma *American Cancer Society Professor, Laboratory of Genetics Salk Institute for Biological Studies Matt Ridley *Author, Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters (Harper Collins, 2000) *Columnist, Daily Telegraph Bruce Roe *George Lynn Cross Research Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry *Director, Advanced Center for Genome Technology, University of Oklahoma This week, a Senate hearing was held on the safety of gene therapy, following reports that researchers failed to tell officials when patients had serious reactions to these experimental treatments. This hour, we'll take a look at the latest genetics news, including the race to sequence the entire human genome, and what that project has found so far.

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