101-08-human genetics

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1 101-07 human genetics 2006 Nearly two centuries ago, in this room, on this floor, Thomas Jefferson and a trusted aide spread out a magnificent map, a map Jefferson had long prayed he would get to see in his lifetime. The aide was Meriwether Lewis and the map was the product of his courageous expedition across the American frontier, all the way to the Pacific. It was a map that defined the contours and forever expanded the frontiers of our continent and our imagination. Today the world is joining us here in the East Room to behold the map of even greater significance. We are here to celebrate the completion of the first survey of the entire human genome. Without a doubt, this is the most important, most wondrous map ever produced by humankind. But today's historic achievement is only a starting point. There is much hard work yet to be done. 26 June 2000, Pres. Clinton, White House Mendel worked without chromosomes chromosomes not studied until after Mendel’s work cell division types worked out in late 1800’s ca. 1900 – people noticed chromosomes acted like Mendel’s “factors”
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