The morality of problem selection in proteomics

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The emerging power of new technologies in proteomics and the biological sciences to alter the human condition demands that scientists hold a new perspective on the social reesponsibilities of their research. Ethical theory can help scientists recognize not only those research projects that are harmful, but also those research paths that can create the greatest improvements in human health on a global scale. Whereas individual choices are important for the direction of scientific research, these choices may have limited social effects if they are not coordinated with larger institutional and inter-institutional structures. The perspective presented here calls for the Human Proteome Organization to recognize the ten most ethically significant proteomes to be characterized, with the hopes of rallying support and directing the research efforts of scientists in the proteomics community toward these goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1929-1931
Number of pages3
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Ethics
  • Global health
  • Human Proteome Organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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