Human Genome Project
For many centuries, scholars have attempted to unravel the mysteries of life through many ways. Philosophers have theorized the origin of human existence and the place of humans within the context of the universe. Psychologists and sociologists have examined life from the perspective on the individual and the group. Writers have explored the creation of life through creative means, such as Shelley did in her Frankenstein. Biologists, however, have attempted to search for clues scientifically. This process has involved the methodological procedure of “taking one step at a time” approach, and in doing so, they have built a wealth of knowledge regarding the human life. Although biologists have enabled us to understanding the physiological activities associated with life, until recently, the “blueprint” of life has remained elusive. Advancements in technology, such as computers, have enabled scientists to begin the creation of the basic diagramming of the specifics with regard to human life. The Human Genome Project is a public endeavor to record the sequence of material that prescribes our DNA in the human cell.
The Human Genome Project is attempting to produce the “sequence [that] contains the genetic code that sits at the core of every one of the ten trillion cells in each human being”.
To be more specific, this project involves the recording of the “complete nucleotide sequence of human DNA”. Although the effort has not been completed, tremendous progress has been made despite the obvious missing holes. In fact, it appears that ninety percent of the databases are complete.