Workshop II Summary
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Aristides A. Patrinos
Georgia M. Dunston
Margaret C. Werner-Washburne
Deborah P. Wolfe
L. Shelton Jenkins, Esq.
Griffin Epps, Esq.
Kathryn T. Malvern
Board of Managers
Kathryn T. Malvern,
Minorities and the Human Genome Project: What Next?
IN THE CLOSING SESSION ON "WHAT NEXT?" FOR CONTINUING
INVOLVEMENT OF MINORITIES AND EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ON GENOMIC RESEARCH
DEVELOPMENTS, CONDUCTED BY DR. MALVERN, THE FOLLOWING WERE AMONG THE WRITTEN
SUGGESTIONS / COMMENTS:
- Continue information sessions at or involve local churches.
- Prepare and disseminate a summary of the conference proceedings.
- Break the silence in the minority community about the Human Genome Project;
collaborate with other groups.
- Begin a program of getting students interested early by beginning to talk
about genetics in schools at an early age.
- On a larger scale, information should be disseminated at events like Black
Expo; Minority festivals, Videotapes, using factual information written
in laymenís terms. Develop information in cartoon form for children.
- Form local HGP Awareness Teams to keep abreast of developments.
- Provide more examples of the benefits from the project that can be easily
- Develop website with short lists of benefits; positive and negative potentials.
- Develop career day presentations to encourage students to seek scientific
careers; careers in biotechnology, genetic research, related fields.
- Conduct more research into minority issues and minority concerns.
The Foundation received many favorable comments on the information received
at the conference and many participants expressed the desire to continue to
keep abreast of developments and have input into policy and legislative decisions
that will be made with respect to genetic research and the use of genetic