Michael Richard has an interesting post on Celebrity Genomes. He’s wrong but it’s an interesting write up. He’s a bright guy and I make a point of reading his posts – he does some good research and often provides an interesting perspective.
The Human Genome Project and the research around interpreting the meaning of genes is a vast public endeavour and a large amount of public funds have been invested in the research.
The focus of time and energy should be related to their scientific merit – rather than “Celebrity Status”. Isn’t it better to spend 1 million USD on research targeted towards illness and disease than polishing somebodies vanity? After all – the money could have paid the salary of 25 researchers for 1 year (reference: http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/11/13/business/biotech.php )
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