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Déclaration Universelle Sur Le Génome Humain Et Les Droits De L'homme. 11 Novembre 1997

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This chapter presents the various articles of the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO. The human genome underlies the fundamental unity of all members of the human family, as well as the recognition of their inherent dignity and diversity. In a symbolic sense, it is the heritage of humanity. The human genome, which by its nature evolves, is subject to mutations. It contains potentialities that are expressed differently according to each individual's natural and social environment, including the individual's state of health, living conditions, nutrition and education. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: human genome; human rights; UNESCO



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