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What are some disadvantages of the Human Genome Project?

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Disadvantages of the Human Genome Project, or HGP, include the number of risks involved in the procedures and discrimination against specific traits. This project also poses morality issues for everyone receiving the treatment.

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Prospective parents, at some point, might be able to choose the traits their children will possess. Temperament and personality, stature and body type may all be able to be determined and until science is certain of the side effects, health issues may arise in those people whose DNA has been specifically sequenced. Another disadvantage to the HGP is the possibility of it being used as a type of racial discrimination

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