Problem

Abusive collection of human genetic material

Other Names:
Human gene repository for extinct tribes
Incidence:
Scientists working on the human genome project will visit at least 100 threatened races from whom blood samples will be taken, the white blood cells isolated and grown in cultures in perpetuity. The objectives are to create a permanent source of human genes -- possibly even after peoples have been wiped out or merged -- and to trace racial emergence, relationships and global movements.
Aggravates:
Racial inequality
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET