Dr. C.P. Healy chealy at crc.ac.uk
Fri May 6 09:53:08 EST 1994

To: larry.won at bbs.puc.edu
Subject: Re: humanegene2 text file
Newsgroups: bionet.general
In-Reply-To: <9403091410571144 at bbs.puc.edu>
Organization: MRC Human Genome Resource Centre

In article <9403091410571144 at bbs.puc.edu> you write:
>    First of all, I have to wonder why such important projects like
>studies of human genes should have shortage of funds.  I do not
>understand why the United States spends so much money on extraneous
>things for example, giving millions of dollars of "aid" to other
>countries who can never pay us back.  Especially when many times the
>"aid" we give is misused and abused in that country.  If the U.S.
>would mind its won business and quit emphasizing foreign policy so
>much than there would be mooney so that important projects like
>the Human Genome Project would be able to carry out its task.
>    But that aside, I would think that the Genome Project people should
>keep working on finding the entire human genome though their timetable
>goal may not be met.  Just concentrating on disease gene finding would
>seem the most worthwhile thing to do with the shortage of money but in
>the long run knowing the human genome will prove to be more
>    Knowing the human genome would be useful in so many different ways
>because after you know the genome than scientists can work on what
>physical effects genes have and kind of link together every tiny aspect
>of the human body with specific genes.

Dr. Chris Healy,
Department of Craniofacial Development,
Guy's Hospital,
e-mail: Chris Healy <chealy at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk>
Tel: 071- 955-5000

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