Human Genome Project

posted on October 1, 2010 - 2:05pm
Imagine visiting your doctor and being advised to get a particular genetic test. Instead, you open your laptop and pull up a list of all 3 billion chemical “letters” that make up your full genome (the entire set of genes that comprise your DNA). Or, perhaps you have your genetic blueprint, or “genome sequence,” encoded in a chip on your health insurance card. Swipe it through a reader when you...

Genetic testing in the 21st century

posted on November 1, 2008 - 5:42pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 6
From the Human Genome Project to TV medical and crime shows, to an evergrowing list of genetic tests purported to diagnose diseases, trace your ancestry or predict your future, DNA seems to be the subject of the day. Even those who choose not to undergo testing find it hard to ignore. Whether or not to get tested is a personal decision. But since the DNA testing genie isn’t going back in the...