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discussion assignment 1 - Metzger 1 Doug Metzger MCB 150...

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Metzger, 1 Doug Metzger MCB 150 Discussion Section ADH TA – Frank Huo Question 1 – The Human Genome Project is helpful to the human species in many different circumstances. A very important benefit of the completion of the Human Genome Project is the ability to determine the exact cause of genetic diseases which have no treatment currently available. Such diseases include Multiple Sclerosis, Tay- Sachs, and Huntington’s Disease (Sadava, Heller, Orians, Purves, & Hillis, 2006). Once the genetic code for an irregular protein, such as a protein which forms lipid conduction components on myelin sheaths which cause Multiple Sclerosis, is discovered, scientists can easily form treatments. If the exact genes are determined, it is much easier to determine a method in which to go about curing or treating genetic diseases which were previously untreatable (Sadava et al., 2006). Researchers have a much greater opportunity to find better treatment options for genetic diseases if they have the ability to identify a specific gene which causes these problems. The human population will benefit
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