Human Genome Project, Scope Note 17
Durfy, Sharon J.
Grotevant, Amy E.
This annotated bibliography with an introductory essay was first published in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 347-362, December 1991. It has been updated by Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown staff on a periodic basis through July 2011. These citations provide a representative sample of the literature on the Human Genome Project as an aid for students and researchers who are beginning to explore the topic. Search strategies for numerous databases are supplied at the end of this bibliography to support comprehensive research.
Human Genome Project was originally authored in 1991 by Sharon J. Durfy, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, and Amy E. Grotevant, a Research Assistant at the Bioethics Research Library (BRL) and published in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 347-362, December, 1991. This publication has been updated periodically by BRL staff members Martina Darragh, Harriet Gray, Susan Poland, and Kathleen Schroeder. Charles "Nat" Norton contributed annotations for materials from the Robert Cook-Deegan Genome Collection at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Maddalena Tilli Shiffert, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Georgetown University, was a scientific advisor on this project in 2011, when this bibliography was last updated. Also in 2011, Katherine L. Record and Melissa K. Bourne of the Georgetown University Law Center, developed search strategies to access the legal literature; these are incorporated into each Scope Note on genetics, along with strategies for other disciplines designed by BRL staff.