The Human Genome Project in College Curriculum

The Human Genome Project in College Curriculum

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Begun formally in 1990, the U.S. Human Genome Project's (HGP) goals were to identify all the 20, 000 to 25, 000 genes in human DNA, determine the sequences of the three billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA, store this information in databases, improve tools for data analysis, and transfer related technologies to the private sector. It was the first large scientific undertaking to address potential issues that arose from project data, and opened up vast possibilities for the use of genetic data and the alteration of our genetic makeup. This volume is the first to address the diverse range of ethical issues arising from the HGP, and enables professors to bring this critically important topic to life in the classroom. ';It can be a discussion topic coupled with Gattaca, where students are asked to identify genetically enhanced traits portrayed in the film ... Of course, Goeringa#39;s procedural device can always be used as a paper topic or essay exam question.

Title:The Human Genome Project in College Curriculum
Author: Aine Donovan, Ronald Michael Green
Publisher:UPNE - 2008

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