Tuesday, 25 March 2014

How to sequence the human genome


How to sequence the human genome


Educational video from Ted-Ed, animated lessons.


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Your genome, every human's genome, consists of a unique DNA sequence of A's, T's, C's and G's that tell your cells how to operate. Thanks to technological advances, scientists are now able to know the sequence of letters that makes up an individual genome relatively quickly and inexpensively. Mark J. Kiel takes an in-depth look at the science behind the sequence.

Interesting interactive infographic about the Human Genome discoveries time line. 

http://unlockinglifescode.org/timeline?tid=4

The Human Genome Project, one of the most collaborative biological projects in the world, determining the sequence of chemical base pairs that make up human DNA, by the identification and mapping of the genes in the human genome.
HGP educational links:

http://www.genome.gov/10001772

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