Page 417: The Human Genome Project
Human Genome Project
The Human Genome Project (HGP) began in 1990 with the goal of identifying all human genes and making the information available for other scientists to use. The completion of the mapping of human genes
in June, 2000 is considered a historical milestone. What is a genome?
The Science Behind the Human Genome Project
Learn about the Human Genome Project and its findings at this site. What are the goals for the U.S. Human Genome Project?
A Gene Map of the Human Genome
The Human Genome Project is expected to produce a sequence of DNA representing the functional blueprint and evolutionary history of the human species. Click on "Show Featured Gene" to take a closer look
at the gene that is tied to Alzheimer’s Disease.
Page 431: Selective Breeding
Use the Selective Breeding activity to try to improve your corn crop over a period of years. Describe the ears of corn you saved. How successful were you at producing larger ears of corn?
Page 434: Science and Society: Separated at Birth
Heredity and Environment
In the shaping of our personalities, scientists understand that heredity and environment play roles in defining who we are. Review the information at this site to learn more about how heredity and genetic
influences form our personalities. Based on studies of identical twins, do you think heredity or genetics plays a greater role in determining personality?