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week 2 DQ2 - The chemical structure of everyones DNA is the...

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What are genome projects and DNA fingerprinting? What are some pros and cons of each issue? Do you support each issue? Explain. Genome is the entire DNA in an organism, including its genes. Genome projects are scientific endeavours that ultimately aim to determine the complete genome sequence of an organism whether it is an animal, a plant, a fungus, a bacterium etc… The Human Genome Project is an international research program that it focused on mapping all the genes in a genome (some examples of that are: humans, a plant, a mouse, and even some microorganisms.
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Unformatted text preview: The chemical structure of everyones DNA is the same; what makes me different than you or the person sitting next to me is what is called base pairs and the order of our base pairs is different and unique whether you are human or an animal. Every person has their own sequence of base pairs which is why those taking fingerprints can tell who was at the scene of the crime after running some tests. DNA fingerprinting is very time consuming which is one of the down falls to it....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course EB 110 taught by Professor Ms.thomas during the Spring '11 term at BYU.

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