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The Human Genome Project

The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an international scientific research project with a primary goal of determining the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up DNA, and of identifying and mapping the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes of the human genome from both a physical and functional standpoint.

 

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Jan. 10, 2012, is an interesting day in medical history -- Life Technologies (NAS: LIFE) announced that $1,000 sequencing is finally coming. Life Tech's planned release date for a full-genome sequencing version of its new machine is around the end of this year

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Project goals were to

* identify all the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes in human DNA,
* determine the sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA,
* store this information in databases,
* improve tools for data analysis,
* transfer related technologies to the private sector, and
* address the ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) that may arise from the project.

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What can we do with the genome today? We can sequence one person's genome and identify risk factors that may make him more likely to get cancer or heart disease, but still can't deal with these problems much past healthy-living preventive measures.

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Begun formally in 1990, the U.S. Human Genome Project was a 13-year effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. The project originally was planned to last 15 years, but rapid technological advances accelerated the completion date to 2003.

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If you got a full genome screening today, it would probably reveal 200,000 individualized variations that have never been seen before.

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Primary Human Genome Project Sequencing Sites
(Members of the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium)

* U.S.DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, USA, integrates three genome centers at Department of Energy national laboratories.
* Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Houston, Texas, USA
* The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, The Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
* Washington University School of Medicine Genome Sequencing Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
* Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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Only about 5 percent of the genome contains sequences that are coding regions, and some biologists still maintain there is little point in sequencing the other 95 percent.

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The Human Genome Project is expected to produce a sequence of DNA representing the functional blueprint and evolutionary history of the human species.

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Some critics suggest that the ability to diagnose a genetic disorder before any treatment is available does more harm than good because it creates anxiety and frustration.

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According to the report, the nascent genetic research industry generated $67 billion in U.S. economic output and created 310,000 jobs in 2010 alone.

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