Human Genome
Human Genome

Human Genome

Since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, researchers have made great strides in understanding our genetic code. Vast improvements in technology have made it possible for scientists to analyze thousands of genes at a time. These techniques have led to greater understanding of the genetic basis of aging and are allowing researchers to identify targets for new drugs and therapies. Soon it will become possible to quickly and efficiently scan a person's DNA to determine his or her susceptibility to certain diseases or suitability for medications.

Genomics may also lead to a more comprehensive understanding of the aging process in humans and allow us to develop interventions that will help even the oldest adults lead healthy, vibrant, and active lives.

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