The Role Of Genomics And Proteomics Fields

1338 WordsJan 14, 20156 Pages
A relatively premature science, genomics has the potential to advance the quality of life for any organism on earth. It will give researchers the ability to gain finally a proper understand of ourselves, and the organisms around us, on a molecular level. The scientists participating in the HGP were the first ones to take this idea and make it reality. With several institutes working around the world, they aimed to provide a complete understanding of the human genome and proteomics, the study of proteins. Recently, there has been an influx of new technologies allowing studies of thousands of genes, single nucleotide polymorphisms, RNAs, and proteins. This flood of information will keep an exponential growth that will produce massive booms…show more content…
By the year 1994, there were more than 130 people working to unravel the genetic basis of human life. The Sanger Institute’s first goals were to map the genome of the nematode worm, two yeasts, and 1/6th of the human genome. 1996 and 98 were when these sequences were successfully completed. Research continued to flourish, sequencing the first pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and completed 36 million bases of the human DNA sequence which quickly shot up to 90 million pairs. The UK, most definitely made the single largest contribution to the Human Genome Project. Sequence information is placed in the public domain as quickly as possible to ensure to constant proliferation of research. The UK also holds the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, which provides a supportive and collaborative environment for all its staff and students, nurturing their intellectual, technical and personal development. Being one of the founders of genomic research, the UK feels qualified to help lead the rest of the world into a molecular-based future. It is important that we address the societal concerns of the people so this science can slowly be accepted and adopted into society without fear. The UK proposes the “International Convention for Genome Research” (ICOGR). It will facilitate discussion addressing the social, ethical, and,
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