Homo sapiens (human)

Human genome projects have gen­er­at­ed an unprece­dent­ed amount of knowl­edge about human genet­ics and health.

Study of the human con­di­tion such as genet­ic and infec­tious dis­ease, the inter­sec­tion between genet­ics and the envi­ron­ment, and pop­u­la­tion vari­a­tion is sup­port­ed by a wealth of genome-scale data. The­se data sets include: a) numer­ous sequenced genomes includ­ing sev­er­al which have been assem­bled; b) stud­ies that exam­ine tran­script and pro­tein exis­tence, abun­dance, and dif­fer­en­tial expres­sion; c) epige­nomic and func­tion­al stud­ies to define reg­u­la­to­ry and oth­er sequence ele­ments; and d) pop­u­la­tion stud­ies to define small and large vari­a­tions in the genome, tran­scrip­tome, pro­teome, epigenome, or the micro­bio­me. The result is an unprece­dent­ed amount of data and knowl­edge con­cern­ing human genet­ics that will result in break­throughs in under­stand­ing human biol­o­gy as well as sig­nif­i­cant med­ical advances.A chal­lenge fac­ing researchers today is that of ana­lyz­ing and inte­grat­ing the pletho­ra of data avail­able. The sequence and oth­er mol­e­c­u­lar data avail­able pro­vides a crit­i­cal foun­da­tion for con­tin­ued advances in med­i­cine, basic research, and clin­i­cal diag­nos­tic tech­nolo­gies.


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