Title

The Foundation for Cancer Research – The Human Genome Project

Date

5-30-2013 2:30 PM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

Chemistry

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Chemistry Capstone Seminars

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Arlene Courtney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Cancer is widespread and devastating. Cancer research is an area of study that affects everyone personally, directly or indirectly. The procedures for classification and treatment range from simple techniques to more complex ones, and evolve as the research does. Besides the various classifications of the cancers, research, and the constant development of the instrumentation and techniques used, cancer research is a process rather than an end result because of the nature of cancer itself. Mutations do not happen in a structured manner, but occur more randomly. The foundation for current cancer research practices was established with the Human Genome Project. This project pulled in researchers from a variety of disciplines to create a map of the human genome, or genetic coding material. Gel electrophoresis, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and radiation-hybrid mapping are examples of some of the instruments and techniques implemented to make mapping the human genome a success.

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May 30th, 2:30 PM

The Foundation for Cancer Research – The Human Genome Project

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Cancer is widespread and devastating. Cancer research is an area of study that affects everyone personally, directly or indirectly. The procedures for classification and treatment range from simple techniques to more complex ones, and evolve as the research does. Besides the various classifications of the cancers, research, and the constant development of the instrumentation and techniques used, cancer research is a process rather than an end result because of the nature of cancer itself. Mutations do not happen in a structured manner, but occur more randomly. The foundation for current cancer research practices was established with the Human Genome Project. This project pulled in researchers from a variety of disciplines to create a map of the human genome, or genetic coding material. Gel electrophoresis, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and radiation-hybrid mapping are examples of some of the instruments and techniques implemented to make mapping the human genome a success.