The Human Genome Project launched by the Us Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health was an ambitious and expensive program launched in 1990 with a target period of fifteen years. However, the rapid technological advancements in the field of genetics ensured that the project was over in 2003 thirteen years after the commencement. Human genome simply said is the sum total of all the genes present in a human body that which gives it the defining chemical code. This human genome determination study provided the scientists a road map to follow further analysis of the DNA that characterizes any human. The most important achievement was that a new field of medical study emerged which could by the use of the information of genes predicts and intervene in case of genetic diseases with help of specifically created health medicines. One of the amazing theories of treatment with health medicines after genetic analysis is commencing the treatment before the disease manifests made possible by the predictions. Another spin off of the human genome study is that complex human nature that creates and sustains addiction can now be tackled with gene therapy using these health medicines. Although the tall claims of health medicines developed through DNA analysis might sound completely fictitious to the uninformed there lay a great potential in treatment of complex diseases in it. Study of the human genome has made parent identification a reality and also has many applications in law enforcement apart from the use in health medicines. Even there have been rapid advancements in the field of bio fuels from the study of human genome by this particular project. Genetically predisposed medical disorders are now well within the reach of preventive intervention by the health medicines of the new technology.
Benefits of the human genome project
January 4, 2011 by Leave a Comment