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The Human Genome Project (HGP) is the most ambitious project in the history of biology.
When was the Human Genome Project initiated?
The HGP's initial goal was to map the entire human genome by the year ...
When was the completion of a rough draft of the genome announced?
In experiments with garden peas, who described the patterns of inheritance, observing that traits (now known as genes) were inherited as separate units?
Until the 1980s, genetic researchers focused their work on the fundamental genetic processes in simpler organisms, such as bacteria, plants, and fruit flies.
Genes direct the synthesis of proteins, the molecular laborers that carry out all life-supporting activities in the cell.
Segments along the length of a DNA molecule form genes.
There are an estimated 100,000 human genes.
All humans share the same set of genes.
Some human traits are controlled largely by a single gene.
Personal experiences and environmental factors combine with genetic influences to shape certain traits.
In what year did scientists clone a sheep named "Dolly"?
Dolly is a namesake for country singer Dolly Parton.
What does eugenics mean?
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