Background: The first reading provides an overview of
genomics as of 2000, as well as some ethical concerns. The second reading takes
a dim view of what genomic technology will do to humanity.
Task: To what extent does the account of genomics in
the Economistís Survey (the first
reading) support, contradict, or simply remain silent on Kassís
most central concerns? Be sure to specify what Kassís
key concerns are.
Advice: Read between the lines of what the authors say. Don't
accept only the surface impressions or just repeat what they say. Probe
what they really mean and want you to think.