Biology B2/ The Human Genome project

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What was the idea of the Human Genome project?
To find every single human gene
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About how many genes is human DNA made up of?
25 000 genes
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Advantage and disadvantage of human genome project?
Advantage: collaboration meant genes were found more quickly Disadvantage: does not tell us what the genes do
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4 ways knowledge on genes improve medicine and forensic science?
1.) predict and prevent disease 2.) develop new and better medicines 3.)accurate diagnosis 4.) forensic science/fingerprints
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reasons why knowing too much about genes could be bad?
1.) increased stress: panic if they know they could get an illness 2.)gene-ism: pressure not to have children 3.)discrimination: hard to get employed or insured
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