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Name of Article:
A New Biotechnological  
Title of Book/Journal:
Women & Environments International 
Type:
Article 
English Translation:
 
Publication Date:
Fall 2001     
Author(s):
Di Chiro, Giovanna
 Editor(s):
 
Volume:
 
Issue: 52
Pages: 40    
Corporate Author:
 
Publisher:
   
EPA Number:
 
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Keyword(s):
ENVIRONMENTAL GENOME PROJECT (EGP)
HEALTH
MINORITY COMMUNITIES
WOMEN
Comments:
 
 
 
 
    
 
Annotation:
The author discusses how the human genome project has engendered much excitement in scientific communities, but also concern from the feminist movement, which sees a potential for increasing disproportionate risk from environmental health hazards. The new Environmental Genome Project (EGP) aims to locate the genes responsible for susceptibility to environmental health issues. This will be expressed in the catalog of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) that increase vulnerability to human toxins. Environmental justice experts are concerned that the research will divert attention away from solving the environmental conditions that threaten minority communities.
 
 
       
 
 
 

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