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January 1, 2003

Genetics

JAMA. 2003;289(1):99-100. doi:10.1001/jama.289.1.99-a

The new genetics has inspired a flood of often conflicting promises and predictions. Genetics will revolutionize medicine by providing new treatments and possibilities for preventing disease. It will lead to a new eugenics and new forms of social control. It will radically change the future by encouraging new social and political relationships based on genetic information. It will open possibilities for greater freedom of choice and empower citizens through greater information. It will disempower citizens by enhancing the power of scientists, corporations, and government to control the natural and social world.

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