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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 goals (1998-2003) identify the approximate 100,000 genes in 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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Why is the Department of Energy involved? -after atomic bombs were dropped during War War II, Congress told DOE to conduct studies to understand the biological and health effects of radiation and chemical by-products of all energy production -best way to study these effects is at the DNA level
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Whose genome is being sequenced? the first reference genome is a composite genome from several different people
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Unformatted text preview: generated from 10-20 primary samples taken from numerous anonymous donors across racial and ethnic groups Benefits of HGP Research improvements in medicine microbial genome research for fuel and environmental cleanup DNA forensics improved agriculture and livestock better understanding of evolution and human migration more accurate risk assessment Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of HGP Research fairness in the use of genetic information privacy and confidentiality psychological impact and stigmatization genetic testing reproductive issues education, standards, and quality control commercialization conceptual and philosophical implications Human Genome Project Information Website http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis For More Information. .....
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