Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, joined by scientists from other institutions around the country, announced this week they’ve completed the Human Genome Project that was started in 1988. Doctor Richad Wilson, who heads up the Washington University team of scientists, says the research will help doctors to deal with many human diseases. In essence, the Project helps to decode the sequence of sub-units of DNA in the human body. This knowledge can help scientists better identify the genes that cause various diseases and consider ways of treating those genes to prevent or cure diseases.
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