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Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
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A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
The Human Genome: Project (HGP) was an international scientific research project with the goal of determining the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up human DN ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: It was a billion-dollar project to find out about the genes which humans have. The information has markedly increased our knowledge about the causes ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Understanding: This gives a baseline of the sequence of the genetic code. It does not tell what all the codes mean and there is still an incomplete understanding of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Robinson
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Map of Human DNA: The Human Genome Project created a map of human DNA and was completed in 2003. Anonymous samples were donated by several people, but the majority of ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Targeted drugs: As the genetic basis of diseases is discovered, drugs can be targeted for more specific purposes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
Incomplete versus : In 2000, the human genome project announced an assembled working draft of the sequence of the human genome. They assembled over lapping fragments cove ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edwards
26 years experience Pediatrics
Question is so broad: Can you be more specific about your q? this is such a broad/vague question that it's unlikely I'll answer what you are trying to ask w/o more info.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Complex issues: The human genome has been sequenced, which offers the potential to understand the genetics of many diseases. However, type 2 diabetes is determined b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
Much, much more: the discovery of the genes associated with the diseases and how they cause them has caused a revolution in our approach to therapy, from chance testin ... Read More

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