A consortium of federal and private researchers has just announced the first "sequencing" of the human genome, a data map that shows the location of all human DNA. What advances or problems might come of this discovery?
Gene Therapy: Treatments that replace defective genes with healthy ones for diseases such as cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia
"Pharmacogenetics": Medicines matched to a person's genes to prevent side effects
Accurate predictions of long-term susceptibility to disease or mental disorders that can prompt preventive measures