The day the human DNA was mapped – level 3
In 1990, scientists started a project with the goal of mapping the entire human genome, which is the complete set of genetic information in a human cell.
The project was a collaborative effort involving researchers from around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Germany, and China, among others.
On April 14, 2003, the scientists announced that they had completed the human genome.
The genome consists of 3 billion DNA base pairs, the building blocks of DNA.
The mapping of the human genome has had far-reaching implications for many fields, including medicine, genetics, and evolutionary biology.
Difficult words: genome (all the genes in the whole species), DNA (genetic information in a cell), genetics (the study of genes).
What potential implications can be expected to arise from the mapping of the human genome in the near future?
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