Human Genome Project 


The Human Genome Project (HGP) endeavored to map the human genome down to the nucleotide (or base pair) level and to identify all the genes present in it.

A genetic disorder, or genetic disease is a disease caused, at least in part, by the genes of the person with the disease. There are a number of possible causes for genetic defects: * They may be caused by random mutation. * There are genetic disorders caused by the accidental duplication of a chromosome, as in Down syndrome and Klinefelter's syndrome, or repeated duplication of part of a chromosome as in Fragile X syndrome. ...

Genes and Gene Therapy as related to Genetic Disorders