Genetic Mapping (Human Genome Project)
A Coggle Diagram about Impacts
(Privacy of those contributing
, Government agencies involved?
, Immortality? Being able to have "spare parts"
, Who would own newly created genes?
, Skewing data dealing with
, Option of genes???
, Just because someone has potential to develop a disease, do you mess with their genes? What if its extremely slim chance?
, Fine balance between helping and hurting society.
- Blood collection from diseased person and family members w same traits
- Isolate DNA and compare it to other samples (family) looking for unique traits both have
- Unique patterns identified in DNA of multiple people from same family used as markers to figure out where gene may be located
- During recombination process, markers and genes that are close together tend to stay together and are passed on from parent to child
- Disease gene is usually near marker found in multiple people from same family with same issue
- More markers makes investigation easier to zero in on specific areas
and Allows scientists to correct genes/ create a buffer between people and future health issues for them or their children, putting them at less of a risk for getting that disease
(“Medicine will become predictive health care as opposed to sick care,”
, By determining letter code of specific disease linked with certain gene, one could get treatment before problem arises
, Could determine if patient will react to certain treatments
and Less of a guess and check process
(Gene maps have been used to find specific genes responsible for single gene diseases
, Can help determine which chromosome carries what gene and where
and Parent to child disease linked by one or more genes
), Project History
(Started Oct 1 1990