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Biological weapons and designer babies: 15 years of decoding humanity’s DNA

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On 26th June 2000, the Human Genome Project announced that they had a sequence of the human genome. Here’s how our understanding of DNA has changed the world since
15 years ago, President Bill Clinton and Prime Minster Tony Blair announced that humanity’s code was definitively cracked: scientists had mapped the genetic blueprint for human beings. Following the success of the £1.7bn Human Genome Project, the White House statement predicted that this “landmark achievement” would “lead to a new era of molecular medicine, an era that will bring new ways to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure disease”.
DNA-based cancer treatment is expected to become routine within the decade, effectively turning the disease into a manageable condition rather than a death sentence.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11700454/Biological-weapons-and-designer-babies-15-years-of-decoding-humanitys-DNA.html