The Human Genome Project

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What was the idea behind The Human Genome Project? (1)
Thousands of scientists from all over the world collaborated to find every single human gene.
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What was the idea behind The Human Genome Project? (2)
Human DNA is made up of about 25000 genes curled up to form 23 chromosones. The collaboration of scientists meant that all the genes were found more quickly and the data could be made public.
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Describe how The Human Genome Project can predict and prevent diseases (1)
If doctors knew what genes predisposed people to what diseases, we could all get individually tailored advice on the best diet and lifestyle to avoid our problems.
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Describe how The Human Genome Project can predict and prevent diseases (2)
Doctors could check us regularly to ensure early treatment if we develop the diseases we're susceptible to. Cures could be found for genetic diseases.
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Describe how The Human Genome Project can develop new and better medicines for the future.
There may be medicines designed especially for us, which will be based on the way our individual body will react to the disease and to the possible treatments. Knowing how a disease affects us makes it possible to design more effective treatments.
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Describe how The Human Genome Project can allow accurate diagnoses
Some diseases are hard to test, but if we know the genetic cause, accurate testing will be a lot easier.
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Describe how The Human Genome Project can improve forensic science
For-sci can produce a 'DNA fingerprint' from bio. material found at a crime scene. If this matches a suspect's DNA, he or she was almost certainly present. In the future, it might even be poss.to figure out what a suspect looks like from DNA found.
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Describe how The Human Genome Project can cause Increased Stress
If someone knew from an early age that they're susceptible to a nasty brain disease, they could panic every time they get a headache (even if they never get the disease).
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Describe how The Human Genome Project can cause Gene-ism
People with genetic problems could come under pressure not to have children.
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Describe how The Human Genome Project can cause discrimination by employers and insurers
Life insurance could become impossible to get/very expensive if you have any genetic likelihood of serious disease. Also, employers may discriminate against people who are genetically likely to get a disease.
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Human DNA is made up of about 25000 genes curled up to form 23 chromosones. The collaboration of scientists meant that all the genes were found more quickly and the data could be made public.

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