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What is the human genome project?

What is the human genome project?

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 DNA, and of identifying and mapping all of the genes of the human genome from both a physical and functional standpoint. ...Read more

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Human Genome Project (Definition)

The Human Genome Project was a research project that identified and mapped all the genes in the human genome through determining the base-pair sequences in human DNA and analyzing this ...Read more


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What is the human genome project and whose genome was sequenced?

What is the human genome project and whose genome was sequenced?

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 the "genome map" is from a single male donor from Buffalo, NY. The identity of this individual is not known by researchers who sequenced the DNA. ...Read more

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Is the human genome project a disease?

Is the human genome project a disease?

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 and treatments for human disease. ...Read more

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What has come out of the human genome project?

What has come out of the human genome project?

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 how the codes translate to body structure and function. We can compare codes from different parts of the world and different races. Human migration can be traced with code. Stay tuned as there is much more to learn. ...Read more

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What is the human genome?

What is the human genome?

Human genome: Recommend you go to wikipedia for good discussion. It is the map of our genes. ...Read more

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What do we know about fatal diseases as a result of the human genome project?

What do we know about fatal diseases as a result of the human genome project?

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 testing to see if something helps. to understanding the primary problem and then being able to create a key that fits the keyhole of the problem ...Read more

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How are draft sequence and finished sequence in relation to human genome project different?

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 covering 97% of the human genome. The draft was much more complete than they had expected--over 22.1 billion basis of raw sequence data totaling 7-fold sequence coverage. 24% was completely finished, and 50% in near finished or better form. ...Read more

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What do we know about Parkinson's as a result of the human genome project?

What do we know about Parkinson's as a result of the human genome project?

Several genes: There is a very active effort to find genetic causes of parkinson's disease. There is a research study called progeni that has more information on the site. http://progeni.iu.edu currently the genes associated with parkinson's are alpha-synuclein (snca) & lrkk2 for dominant inheritance and parkin, pink1 & dj-1 for recessive inheritance. ...Read more

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What is HUMAN SOUL in MEDICAL Perception?Does MEDICINE/Science recognize existence of human soul.

Not clear: There is no clear scientific consensus about this, but many doctors and scientists DO, in fact, believe in a soul and in religion. ...Read more

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What do we know about Parkinson's disease because of the human genome project?

What do we know about Parkinson's disease because of the human genome project?

Couple points: As a consequence of our genetic data, we are starting to find patterns of susceptibility to various neurological disorders, and even starting to appreciate eventual outcomes. This will help with prognosis and even perhaps pinpoint more specific medications. This of course does apply to Parkinson's which is not a true genetic disorder. ...Read more

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What is the human papillomavirus (hpv)?

What is the human papillomavirus (hpv)?

Fmly of wart viruses: Hpv includes at least 100 identified strains of a wart producing dna bases virus. Two strains are associated with cervical cancer and 2 with genital warts. The virus is a somewhat stelth agent that can pass easily in spite of condom use different from some other std's. It can also go unnoticed & hibernate for years. About 70% of females are expected to be serum + for hpv within 3 yrs of 1st sex. ...Read more

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The human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) infects helper t cells. What is the role of these cells?

The human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) infects helper t cells. What is the role of these cells?

Cellular immunity: These are cells that work as part of the cellular immune system, fighting certain fungal (e.g. Cryptococcus), viral (e.g. Herpesviruses), parastic (e.g. Toxoplasma), and bacterial (e.g. Tuberulosis) infections. The cellular immune system also helps to prevent certain cancers, such as lymphomas. ...Read more

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Please describe the meaning of UTI inffection that affects human being?

Please describe the meaning of UTI inffection that affects human being?

Urinary tract infect: That is what is called uti(urinary tract infection). This means infection in the urinary bladder and or in the kidneys. This is rare in men but quite common in younger women. ...Read more

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What are the ways that cancer cells travel through the human body?

What are the ways that cancer cells travel through the human body?

Simply...: Cancer cells would travel via blood or by lymph channels. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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How has the study of human development evolved?

Sounds like you are: Writing a paper for a class. It really wouldn't be fair to have healthtap doctors do school assignments. There are a number of articles at this site (http://www.Nichd.Nih.Gov/pages/index.Aspx) which may provide insights. ...Read more

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What is the effect of human somatotropin on humans?

What is the effect of human somatotropin on humans?

Human Growth Hormone: Some people turn to a substance called human growth hormone (HGH) in hopes that it will keep them feeling and looking youthful. But experts say that hope is unfounded. And worse, these products can be harmful. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/human-growth-hormone-hgh#1 ...Read more

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What is the origin of human t-lymphotrophic virus? Did it originate from primates (simian viruses?)?

What is the origin of human t-lymphotrophic virus?  Did it originate from primates (simian viruses?)?

Probably: The human t-lymphotropic virus type i is a human RNA retrovirus that is known to cause adult t-cell leukemia and lymphoma, and a demyelinating disease called htlv-i associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis. Htlv-i is one of a group of closely related primate t lymphotropic viruses. The ones that infect old-world primates are called simian t-lymphotropic viruses. ...Read more

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Will new zoonotic diseases that jump from animal to human cause the extinction of all mankind in the future?

Will new zoonotic diseases that jump from animal to human cause the extinction of all mankind in the future?

Plague: Anything is possible. You're question may be more entertainingly answered by Michael Crichton, who is a medical doctor, by the way. ...Read more

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What shape is the human t-cell leukemia virus? Is that the same thing as the aids virus?

What shape is the human t-cell leukemia virus?  Is that the same thing as the aids virus?

Not the same : Htlv shares many similarities with HIV but not the same. It differs significantly from hiv-1 in the spectrum of diseases caused and the way by which it causes the disease. ...Read more