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The Human Genome Project

Stealing Indigenous Genes: Genome Project Places Indigenous Peoples at Risk

Volume 7, nos. 1&2

Stealing Indigenous Genes: Genome Project Places Indigenous Peoples at Risk

The controversial topic of researching and "immortalizing" the genetic code of humans is discussed. The Indigenous Peoples and Health Workshop in Winnepeg, Canada criticized the Genome Project on grounds of exploiting Indigenous people.

The Human Genome Diversity Project: Implications for Indigenous Peoples

Volume 8, no. 4

The Human Genome Diversity Project: Implications for Indigenous Peoples

The Human Genome Diversity Project seeks to collect genetic information from indigenous peoples across the globe. Indigenous communities should be hesitant to comply, given the potential for misuse and exploitation.

Gene Genie and Science's Thirst for Information with Indigenous Blood

Volume 7, nos. 3-4

Gene Genie and Science's Thirst for Information with Indigenous Blood

Concerns about the impact of the Human Genome Diversity Project on Indigenous Peoples are raised. No indigenous representatives or organizations have been included in the planning of the project. Misuse of information gathered during the project has become a concern.

Indigenous People form an Alliance to counter the Vampire Project

Volume 9, no. 1

Indigenous People form an Alliance to counter the Vampire Project

Indigenous people decide to try and stop the Human Genome Project. This project is collecting and studying genetic structures without the consent of almost extinct populations of indigenous peoples.

The Human Genome Project