The Benefits of Genome Mapping on Cancer
Xuannuo Chen
Magnussen School
Floor Location : J 205 H

The Benefits of Genome Mapping on Cancer
The purpose of this project allows us to know how genome mapping can help cure future diseases. Using cancer as an example, the project will explore what genome mapping is, how it works, and how it can help humans. There are many benefits of genome mapping including improved diagnoses, screening programs, and drug designs for treating illnesses. These potential benefits can also include early detection of diseases, accurate risk assessments, and gene therapy. It is possible to discover future diseases by using CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats), to edit DNA and prevent disease. CRISPR enables the alteration of genes by deactivating them within cells. In sum, CRISPR holds the potential to turn off certain genes. After performing genome mapping and learning about future diseases, it is possible to add, edit, or take away a new piece of DNA.
This study will be analyzing and evaluating the research and work of James Watson and other experts who have contributed to the related health discoveries in the Human Genome Project, the HapMap Project, and the genome agency at the National Institute of Health in the United States. I will be presenting my findings through visual posters and slides, as well as a DNA clay model to demonstrate how CRISPR can be used to modify DNA structures.