The Human Genome Project
The human genome project has been described as the largest biological project ever undertaken. The program assumes no knowledge of genetics: it begins by outlining the essentials of genes, chromosomes, mutations, DNA structure and the ‘base sequence’ genetic code it carries.
It then examines:
- the main steps in the project
- Major applications of the results (especially genetic testing and the role of genes in disease)
- Important moral, social and legal issues raised
The implications of the Human Genome Project for biology and medicine are enormous, and a basic understanding of what it is about is important for everyone.
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