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Human genome

The complete sequence of all 20,000-25,000 human genes. That is, which chromosomes they are in and whereabouts the gene appears on that chromosome's piece of DNA.

Genetic code

Sequence of bases in a DNA molecule which codes for the sequence of amino acids in a protein. Each group of three bases, codes for an amino acid.

Human genome project

Just reflect ....

on the millions of base pairs that make up the human genome

on the efforts of scientists and technologists around the world deciphering the human genetic code

on the potential benefits that understanding the human genome will bring - and the issues that will need to be considered

Knowledge of the human genome brings with it enormous power, and also great responsibilities.

Click here to download the Human Genome Project poster shown below.

human genome project poster