Human Genome Project

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  • Human Genome Project
    • international project
      • to order all of the base pairs of the human genome
    • completed in 2003
      • after 13 years of work
    • scientists from 18 different countries worked together
    • implications
      • improved testing for genetic disorders
      • new treatments and cures
        • e.g. gene therapy
      • new ways of looking at changes in the human genome over time
        • showing how humans have evolved
      • personalised medicines
        • work with a particular genome
        • target diseases more effectively and with fewer side effects

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