Unformatted text preview: • Jim Watson • J. Craig Venter • Celera • Sanger sequencing • 454 sequencing General Questions 1.) Why is it hard to get DNA sequence at the tips and center of a chromosome? 2.) What is a diploid genome? (Use one of the Graphic links to help answer.) 3.) In what ways does genetic variation between individuals come about? Discuss at least three types of variation and give typical numbers of each type. 4.) How similar is the genome between two people likely to be? Is this number surprising? 5.) What are some of the possible benefits of knowing a person’s genome? What are some of the possible ethical issues? Would you want your genome sequenced? Why or Why not? 6.) Can Venter drink milk? Is he predisposed to a heart attack? What kind of earwax does he have? (Hah!) Give the genetic basis for your answer. Is the answer always a simple one? Why or why not? (Use one of the Graphic link to help answer)....
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- Fall '07
- DNA, Human genome, DNA sequencing, The Institute for Genomic Research, J. Craig Venter