What: The human genome project was a project that analyzed the chemical instructions that explain our hereditary features. This project also learned about heredities in the typical house mouse. The project also focused on the fruit fly and the round worm. The project also applies to cloning.
When: The human genome project began in 1990. In 1998 the hereditary features of the round worm were discovered. In 1999 the human part of the project was completed and the number 22 was given to the chromosome. It was also determined that 33 000 000 bases that make over 700 genes from chromosome 22. In 2000 it was determined that there are 20 000-30 000 genes in a genome.
Who: The human genome project was of course researched on by scientists. It was worked on by people like Craig J Venter. He was an American business man and biochemist that was born in 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1995 he was one of the first people to map a genome. He was definitely in my books and hopefully in yours, a truly special individual. He is Hall of Fame in my book.
Where: There are many places that the Human Genome project takes place at. To name a few universities, there is Washington St. University of Washington and Gonzaga, home of John Stockton. So the project basically takes place in The United States of America. I think that it is great that these universities are working on projects like this.
Why: The project as I stated earlier is to figure out issues like where are hereditary features are coming from and how to clone things. Cloning is a very important issue. Many people don’t agree with it because it is not natural. But, I think if we can do it than we should stay the course. It also couldn’t hurt to have a better understanding of the chemicals that causes are hereditary features.
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