PSY2022_W1_A3_Mitchel_Carolyn - Week 1 Assignment 3 South...

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Week 1 Assignment 3 South University Carolyn Mitchell Article 1 Your DNA, Decoded Mark Anderson wrote an article about your DNA and how it is decoded. “Every living thing on Earth is built from instruction manuals—an organism's genes—found inside its cells. The complete set of instruction manuals is called a genome (Freiberg, 2013)”. Each human is made up of its own unique DNA which is 6 billion characters long, half is from the mother and half from the father. Sequencing a human genome would have cost billions of dollars ten years ago but now the cost is $20,000.00. A human genome transports critical information about a persons’ weaknesses to virus, vulnerability to countless cancers, the effectiveness and ineffectiveness of several drugs and what will ultimately cause a person to become ill or even die. The writer goes on to give examples of how the genome can be used from DNA, Innocence Project, and ancestry. For instance, Henry Gates 2009 series Faces of America, on this series guest were able to have their genealogical and genetic heritage traced. Many people appeared on this show discovering who the really are and there genetic make-up. Learning about different diseases and traits that they carry and also following up with doctors to find out ways to prevent them. Your DNA is truly a one of a kind piece of art. This article really ties into human growth and development Freud and Paiget developed theories that based development on different stages you go through in life. If this research was
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