Unformatted text preview: ) for instance or to be able to carry out antenatal (or even preimplantation) testing of embryos. The Human Genome Project (HGP) is a huge international effort to find out the complete DNA sequence of the human genome. The project does not stop there, the 3 billion nucleotides has to be annotated and the detailed structure of each gene has to be aligned to the genomic sequence. The entire DNA sequence of the human genome is scheduled for completion in 2004 and already useful information is starting to be generated. In the next few years more and more "disease" genes are going to be identified based on HGP data. In 1997, the identification both of genes responsible for many cases of breast cancer and the Tuberous sclerosis gene mentioned above were directly aided by the DNA sequence data of the HGP....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY CHM1025 taught by Professor Laurachoudry during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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