The Friendly and Fearsome Project

Human genome project

History / Background

The Human Genome Project is a global research study that helps to determined the sequence of the DNA in the entire human genome. The Human Genome Project was one of the greatest studies in history. Frank Crick and James Watson discover the structure of the DNA. The project started in the 1990s and ended in 2001.

Facts

Why are people interested and why is this research done?

People are interesting in this issue because it help to discover the wonder of the human genome and our DNA. This research is done to let people and scientist to know about the DNA in our body and it can lead to many discover of our body. It help us to understand about the blueprint for building a living organisms.

The Connection and the DNA

The 46 chromosomes in your body is made up with a bunch of DNA and your DNA contain genes. The DNA has four bases and there is two pairs, Adenine is always pair with Thymine, and Cytosine is always pair with Guanine. The most important about our DNA is that it is our life code and we can break the code and read it and also control it.

Risks and Benefits

Benefits that this research provided

  • First of all it tell us why and how we are unique and how our traits are relative to our parents.
  • Secondly it the most important one which is that it help find a cure to genetic disorder around the world so everyone who has it won't have it no more.

Risks/Concern about this research

  • Criminals can steal the knowledge and do something illegal about it and it can threaten the world.
  • It can find someone in the world that is not a normal human.

The Future

What is in store and what comes next?

  • In the future, scientist are going to break part of the DNA and replace a different DNA and which is creating something new.
  • Lead more discoveries that relates to the human genome.
  • A cure to stop genetics disorder.
  • Scientist will compare us with our relatives which is from monkeys and apes.
  • Personality will move from art to science.

Glossary

  1. Haponin- A protein similar to Human Leukemia Differentiation Factor but without any nucleus activity.
  2. Haplotype- A group of genes within an organism that was inherited together from a single parent.
  3. Mutation- The action or process of changing.
  4. Fragment- A small part that is broken or separated off something.
  5. Genome- Organism’s complete set of DNA, including all of its genes.
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