Mapping the Genome Human Genome Project vs. Craig Venter
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Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
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In the mid-1980s, a group of biologists proposed a daring project. They suggested that geneticists should sequence the human genome. That meant figuring out the exact order of the three billion chemical pairs that make up human DNA. Sequencing the human genome could help scientists understand how our bodies work—and why they sometimes don't work. It could help doctors diagnose, treat, and prevent certain diseases. Despite skepticism about the project's feasibility and cost, the Human Genome Project launched in 1990, with scientists around the world collaborating on the research. They worked slowly and methodically, trying to produce the most accurate information possible. By 1991 one of More...
|Introduction: The Crown Jewel of Biology|
|The Human Genome|
|The Patent Debates|
|The Genome War|
|The Final Round|
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