Saturday, November 19, 2005

Do we overestimate our genes?

“As if our destiny is written in our genes. It’s a remarkable idea, but its continuous strong existence in our society and in debates on different issues is interesting."

Veikko Launis, Finland’s first and only Professor of Medical Ethics, on the general opinion that increased knowledge about our genes will not only liberate us from diseases but also reveal who we are and where we came from as human beings. He’s interviewed in the news paper Åbo Underrättelser today.

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