|MadSci Network: Genetics|
I ask this question as a result of an interview with a Chinese researcher involved in the Chinese contribution to the Human Genome Project. He claimed that the international project only mapped the genome for "white people" and therefore it was necessary for China to conduct its own gene sequencing project, for which his lab was seeking US$400 million in funding. This struck me as a piece of pseudo-scientific racism, but I lacked the knowledge to challenge him about it. I hope you can help me.
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