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Unformatted text preview: cloned. This process has been done by removing the nucleus of an egg and replacing it with a diploid nucleus from the organism to be cloned. The egg is then treated so that it begins dividing. It is placed in the uterus of a host animal where it continues to grow. The Human Genome Project The Human Genome Project is a massive, government-funded project whose goal is to determine the base sequence of all of the human chromosomes. It would take 200 volumes of 1,000 pages each just to list the letters of the bases. Knowledge of the sequences of all genes making it easier to study, diagnose, and treat many kinds of human genetic diseases. Information on gene sequences is important in the development of gene therapy techniques. The information is expected to lead to a better understanding of genetic systems, and ultimately answers to mysteries surrounding such topics as gene regulation and cancer....
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