do we gain from the project?
project can give us many benefits that we can anticipate and
others that will surprise us. The detailed DNA information
will give us a better understanding of the structure, function,
and organisation of DNA in chromosomes. Information generated
and technologies developed will revolutionize future biological
genome maps aid researchers in finding genes associated with
genetic conditions including Alzheimer's disease, and familial
breast cancer. Medical researchers will also be able to cure
diseases through gene therapy.
Genome Program, created by DOE, helps sequence the genomes of
bacteria used in energy production, etc. The knowledge gained
from these bacteria can help us developed new energy-related
biotechnologies, and to keep a cleaner environment.
genome gives us a better understanding of exposure to toxic
agents in term of cancer risks, and how some people are more
resistance to these toxic agents due to their genetic differences.
Anthropology, Evolution, and Human Migration
genomics makes us aware that we are very similar to other animals
on the genetic level and new insights about the relationships
among the three kingdoms of life.
examination of DNA can allow us to precisely identify an individual.
Forensic scientists can use the data to create a DNA profile
or DNA fingerprint for that individual.
Livestock Breeding, and Bioprocessing
insect, and drought resistant crops
more productive, disease-resistant farm animals
vaccines incorporated into food products
environment cleanup uses for plant like tobacco
this knowledge, we can created better plants with built-in disease
resistance. We can also create bacterial enzyme that can break
down explosives or other waste that would ordinary take thousands
of years to break down in the ground.