Personal Genome Project Study Guide
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Part I: Genetic Material

Part II: Gene Transmission

Part III: Gene Expression

Part IV: Genetic Regulation

Part V: Genetics and Society

Part VI: Project Literacy







The Personal Genome Project (PGP) is a project initiated at Harvard Medical School that is sequencing key pieces of the DNA of its volunteers and publishing the results with extensive information about the volunteers' traits and medical history.
The data are being made available on the Internet so that researchers can test hypotheses about the relationships among genes, traits, and environment. PGP hopes to enroll 100,000 participants from the general public in the project.
To enroll, participants must pass an entrance exam that tests basic genetics literacy, informed consent expertise, and knowledge about the rights and responsibilities of human research subjects.