Genetics

Where is DNA? What does it look like?
How much of it do we have?

In 2003, 50 years after the discovery of the structure of DNA, The Human Genome Project (HGP) was declared complete. But what does this ‘sequencing of the human genome’ mean for you?

In this zone you can find out more about the HGP and explore how our current understanding of the structure, function and interactions of the human genome is affecting our understanding of human biology.

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Human Genome Project

Find out more about who was involved and how they read the sequence.

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DNA structure

The secret to DNA lies in the way it is put together.

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DNA Function

Although DNA gets most of the glory, it is another group of molecules that do all the hard work.

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Genome explorer

Browse the human genome and meet some of the people researching into it.

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