The idea was to map all the 25,000(or so) human genes.
Thousands of scientists from all over the world collaborated on the Human Genome Project. The idea was to find every single human gene. Human DNA is made up of about 25,000 genes curled up to form 23 chromosomes.
The collaboration of lots of scientists meant that all the genes were found more quickly and the data could be made public.
The Advantages of the Human Genome Project
- Improving medicine and forensic science
- Predict and prevent diseases
If doctors knew exactly which genes predisposed which diseases we could all get individually tailored advice on the best diet and lifestyle. Doctors could check up on us regularly to ensure early treatment for…