X-Message-Number: 5298
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 1995 22:58:16 -0500
From: "Keith F. Lynch" <>
Subject: Re: Human Genome Project

In #5287 Robin Helweg-Larsen <> writes:
> Does anyone have suggestions for finding a news- or discussion-group
> about the Human Genome Project?

There is a newsgroup "bionet.molbio.genome-program".

> ... it looks as though A LOT of money is going into HGP ... is any of
> it government money?

Almost all of it is.

> ... they could end up solving most of the problems that cryonics faces
> in terms of suspension and revival.

No.  Knowing the complete genetic code is useful, but it won't gain us
the ability to repair flawed instances of the genetic code (i.e. in a
person with a genetic disorder), much less to repair damaged cells or
to freeze people without causing damage.
Keith Lynch, 

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