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2008 National DNA Day Online Chatroom Transcript

This is just one question from an archive of the National DNA Day Moderated Chat held in April 2008. The NHGRI Director and many genomics experts from across NHGRI took questions from students, teachers and the general public on topics ranging from basic genomic research, to the genetic basis of disease, to ethical questions about genetic privacy.

Is there a reasonable limit for research into genetics?
     Della Brown White, Ph.D.: Examining social and cultural factors that may influence participation in genetics research among minority populations. Yes, as with all research there are limits. In the case of genetics there are many scientists who specifically study the ethical, legal and social implications surrounding genetics research to make sure that genetic findings can be used to improve the health of all people.
Lugoff-Elgin High School in SC (10th grade student)

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