Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Humanity Decoded

Think that humans share nothing, and have nothing in common? I wasn't planning to craft a second blog entry this morning, but this just had to be noted.

Scientists in the Genetics and Genome Biology Center at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children have recently decoded the genetic structure of a single human entity, a mammoth undertaking on their part and one which took years to complete.

The study results were full of surprises, and they revealed in some small measure what marvelous complex creatures we really are, how much genetic matter we really do share. This great work will be invaluable in performing future studies and devising treatments for genetically based diseases, and this morning, I find myself envisioning a future world in which there is little or no suffering among earth's sentient creatures.

Humanity Decoded

The scientific data may be found in a recent article at the Public Library of Science:

The Diploid Genome Sequence of an Individual Human

1 comment:

z-silverlight said...

Isn't the Genome Project interesting. I see new things turn often on yahoo in science news.