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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?

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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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 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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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 base pairs 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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Can you tell me how thalassemia relate to the human genome project?

Can you tell me how thalassemia relate to the human genome project?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can diabetes relate to the human genome project?

Can you tell me how can diabetes relate to the human genome project?

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 by many genes/combinations of genes, and figuring this out has been very difficult. Also, the field of epigenetics suggests that our lifestyle can trigger genes that may have been dormant otherwise. More will come from this, but it is very complex. ...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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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 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 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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How much do we know about the human genome and personilized medicine now a days?

Lots more: And plenty more to learn. Please see this website: http://www. Ornl. Gov/sci/techresources/human_genome/home. Shtml I don't know what you mean by personalized medicine. Please resubmit a question and i'd be happy to try to answer you. ...Read more

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Grandpa has Parkinson's and I don't know anything about the human genomes! Can someone help?

Grandpa has Parkinson's and I don't know anything about the human genomes! Can someone help?

Clinical Facts: Before overt physical symptoms begin, one can experience pre-motor parkinson's issues: the most reliably reported 4 are chronic constipation, chronic depression, anosmia (part or complete loss of smell--which also effects taste appreciation) & rbd. Rbd stands for rem behavior disorder. Rem   (dreaming stage sleep) can be accompanied by acting-out of dreams: talking, kicking, punching, running, etc. ...Read more

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What do you all, as doctors, think about potential usefulness of personal genome project being done @ harvard? Will docs use it as a tool in future?

What do you all, as doctors, think about potential usefulness of personal genome project being done @ harvard? Will docs use it as a tool in future?

Yes: The info will help in many ways: identify which diseases you are more likely to have, estimate the severity of that disease, preventing the disease if possible, determine which medications are more appropriate for you- all based on the info regarding what genes you have and how those genes influence your reaction to your environment. ...Read more

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Should I have my genome tested? I am single, young, healthy, curious

Should I have my genome tested? I am single, young, healthy, curious

Why?: If you are otherwise healthy and have no significant family hx for rare or genetic diseases which can be specifically tested for. But to shotgun has many downsides. Let us say you have a gene that doubles the likelyhood of a bad problem, but the chances are still better you won't get. It. You will worry all your life! For what reason, when you can be hit by a car tomorrow! ...Read more

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How much do genes determine health? Should we all check genomes?

How much do genes determine health? Should we all check genomes?

It's variable: For any given disease, there is a contribution of genetics, environment, diet and development. For rare genetic syndromes like pku, the genetic component is 100% while in type ii diabetes, genetics is about 45%. I do not recommend whole genome screening as that is often too much information to make rational decisions. I would suggest genetic susceptibility testing for specific conditions. ...Read more

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Any women out here who has done prenatal testing for genome?

Any women out here who has done prenatal testing for genome?

Many...: Many women do pre-natal genetic screening if there is the possibility of passing a familial genetic disease. This is the only pre-natal screening that can be done which is covered by insurance. ...Read more

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If I get my genome, can I tell if I will get allergy symptoms?

If I get my genome, can I tell if I will get allergy symptoms?

Genomes allergy: It is better to see your doctor to take a proper history and physical as well as a family history since genetic testing is not yet that advanced to that level in ordinary clinical practice. A total ige elevation is found in 90% of cases of significant true allergy and is a result of your genetics indicating that you are overproducing this immunoglobulin. ...Read more

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Now that the price of genome testing is down to $99, I am considering having it done for me and my closest relative. Pros? Cons?

Now that the price of genome testing is down to $99, I am considering having it done for me and my closest relative. Pros? Cons?

Do you REALLY: Want to know? What would you do if you find, for example, that you carry a gene that puts you ar risk for alzheimer? Since there is no cure as yet, it would be a constant worry as you look for the first symptom. ...Read more

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Can gene thereapy alter a living persons genome?

No: Not at this point yet. The aim of such therapy would be not to alter the human genome but rather to correct it to make it as closer o normal as possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is hsv, HIV and influenza genomes replicated?

Can you tell me how is hsv, HIV and influenza genomes replicated?

Homework: Physicians do not do patients homework for them. This question would take up at least one chapter in a textbook. Read the chapter and answer the questions in your own words. ...Read more

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What do my kids need to know about all this genome stuff?

What do my kids need to know about all this genome stuff?

Depends on age: Below the age of 7-8 yrs, kids are unlikely to process the information any deeper than they do the tooth fairy. 8-16 are straight forward & basic, after 15 or so they are more adult in sorting issues out. That said, I see little relevance to their daily life in bringing up the subject at all. As they approach adulthood & issues of parenting & inheritance arise, you have good reason to review it. ...Read more

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Tell me about genome testing please.?

Genome testing: The basis for genome testing came from the sequencing of the human genome. It is now possible to screen people for the genes that we carry but do not express. It is also possible to determine what genes one carries that metabolize drugs or that one expresses on cellular membranes. Knowing takes some of the guess work out of response to treatments. ...Read more

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Hear price dropped so shld I test my genome?

Hear price dropped so shld I test my genome?

No: If you find out you have a terrible disease or genetic abnormality would it make you sleep better or worse? I feel some things are best left unknown or some will worry constantly and lead to more health problems. If you have a genetic problem in family and are planning kids may be good to know to prevent passing on to future kids! I control my risk factorswith diet, exercise, supplements, hormones. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I get a genome mapping done?

Genome: You can get your entire genome sequenced for $9500 at www. Illumina. Com. If you would like an intro to genomic medicine, try the 23andme product for $99. This will scan about a million "snps" that are the gene locations where common mutations occur that may be associated with some common (and uncommon) conditions. ...Read more

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Can a man with kleinfelter's do anything to fix their genome?

No: This is a genetic abnormality, actually a chromosomal abnormality. No treatment exists yet for fixing it. But some of the effects of klinefelter's can be managed. ...Read more