Cambridge, Mass—Anarchist Emma Goldman
once said, "If I can't dance, I'm not coming to your revolution." Eric Lander,
PhD, director of the Whitehead Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Genome Research here, pointed out at a spring meeting sponsored
by his institution that a similar sentiment could be expressed about the current
genetic revolution. The technologies spawned by this radical change increasingly
impact society, promising enormous benefits but also raising many concerns.
Members of society must grapple with these issues to ensure the science is
put to optimal use, and so help choreograph a dance to their liking.
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