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Unit Chapters
Genomics
The Human Genome Project
Sequencing a Genome
Finding Genes
Is the Eukaryotic Genome a Vast Junkyard?
The Difference May Lie Not in the Sequence but in the Expression
Determining Gene Function from Sequence Information
The Virtues of Knockouts
Genetic Variation Within Species and SNPs
Identifying and Using SNPs
Practical Applications of Genomics
Examining Gene Expression
Ethics
Epilogue
Proteins & Proteomics
Evolution & Phylogenetics
Microbial Diversity
Emerging Infectious Diseases
HIV & AIDS
Genetics of Development
Cell Biology & Cancer
Human Evolution
Neurobiology
Biology of Sex & Gender
Biodiversity
Genetically Modified Organisms
Epilogue

The explosion of information coming from the sequencing of genomes has changed the landscape of biology. We now have tools to better understand the basis of disease and its prevention and control. These tools also allow us to design more effective drugs, and even understand the genetic relationships among all living things that make the universal tree of life. Acquiring the sequence was only the beginning.

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End Notes

  1. Venter, J. C. 1998. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. U. S. House of Representatives Committee on Science. 17 June 1998.


  2. Dulbecco, R. 1986. A turning point in cancer research: Sequencing the genome. Science 231: 1055-56.




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