They give us everything, and without them we’d be nothing. Understanding how our genes work is giving us unprecedented powers to shape our own destinies. Our knowledge is increasing rapidly all the time. Human genetics, plant genetics and more, follow our history of genetics timeline.
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Genetics is perhaps the most well-known field in biotechnology. From gene therapy, a novel but still-experimental method of treating cancers and genetic diseases, to genetic testing, a field which is not without controversy, this field of biotechnology has much to offer.
What is genomics and why is studying genomics useful?
The Human Genome Project is one of the most ambitious projects undertaken in recent years. The Human Genome Project lasted 13 years, starting in 1990 and it’s completion in 2003.
Genomics may sound familiar, as if it were a novel or a movie. What is it exactly? Genomics is the study of genes, what constitutes them, its structures, how it is related to DNA, and whether or not it can be manipulated, thereby creating a new gene or modifying it to behave in a particular manner.