Science in Christian Perspective


Letter to the Editor

Update and Corrections to Pun's Article

Pattle Pun, ASA Member

Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL 60187

From: PSCF 50 (December 1998): 304

After speaking with Dr. Francis Collins at the ASA/CiS conference, August 1998, I want to add the following addendum to my paper, "Toward an Ethics of the Human Genome Project" published in September 1998: 16475.

According to Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Center, the Genetics Confidentiality and Discrimination Act of 1996 and 1997 was withdrawn by its original proponent Senator Domenici. It was well intentioned but the technical wordings may be interpreted to restrict scientific research on the Human Genome Project.

Please note the following errata:

1.  The headers at the top of pages 165, 167, 169, 171, 173 and 175 should read: "Toward an Ethics of the Human Genome Project" not "Toward an Ethics of a Humane Genome Project."

2. On p. 165, in my biography section, 3rd line: " his M.A. in Theology" not " his M.S. in Theology."

3. On p.171 paragraph on the top right column: all the references to Colossians should be Chapter 1, not 3, i.e., Col. 1:1516, 2nd line; Col. 1:17, 9th line; Col. 1:19, 10th line.

 4. On p.174, in reference 33, 2nd line: "105th Congress on March 11, 1997" not "on March 11, 1998."