bi11 - The Human Genome Project What is the Human Genome...

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The Human Genome Project
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What is the Human Genome Project? - U.S. govt. project coordinated by the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health, launched in 1986 by Charles DeLisi. Definition: GENOME – the whole hereditary information of an organism that is encoded in the DNA. - Aims of the project: - to identify the approximate 100,000 genes in the human DNA. - determine the sequences of the 3 billion bases that make up human DNA. - store this information in databases. - develop tools for data analysis. - address the ethical, legal, and social issues that arise from genome research.
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Whose genome is being sequenced? - the first reference genome is a composite genome from several different people. - generated from 10-20 primary samples taken from numerous anonymous donors across racial and ethnic groups.
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research - improvements in medicine. - microbial genome research for fuel and environmental cleanup. - DNA forensics.
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