Reduction in human diversity

Reduction in human diversity

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 4 - Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new production technologies

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Nanosciences and converging sciences

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
before 2000

Weak Signal's description 
If genetic screening became widespread and allowed uncontrolled use in the selection of genes for specific traits then what would be the result? Genetic testing and screening has huge potential for medical applications, such as genetic diagnosis of vulnerabilities to inherent disease, the technology applications will largely govern whether this technology ultimately is positive or negative.