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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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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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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