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The Human Genome

The Human Genome

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The Human Genome

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  1. The Human Genome Since it began in 1990, the Human Genome Project is estimated to have cost $3,000,000,000.

  2. The Human Genome The vast majority of DNA in the human genome -- about 97 percent -- consists of non-genetic sequences with unknown function, sometimes called "junk DNA."

  3. The Human Genome • Human DNA is 98 percent identical to chimpanzee DNA.

  4. The Human Genome • The fruit fly has 13,602 genes.

  5. The Human Genome • The roundworm has 19,098 genes.

  6. The Human Genome • Humans have approximately 30,000 genes.

  7. The Human Genome • There are 100 trillion (100,000,000,000,000) cells in your body. • There are three billion (3,000,000,000) base pairs in the DNA code within each cell. • If unwound and tied together, the strands of DNA in one cell would stretch almost six feet but would be only 50 trillionths of an inch wide.

  8. The Human Genome • If all the DNA in your body was put end to end, it would reach to the sun and back over 600 times

  9. The Human Genome • It would take a person typing 60 words per minute, eight hours a day, around 50 years to type the human genome.

  10. Textbook Questions Pg 257 – Questions 17 and 18 Info located on pg. 252 Pg 282 – Questions 4,5,6 Info located on pg. 275 and 276