What is the Human Genome Project? - Definition, Purpose & Benefits


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The Human Genome Project was created to map out what?

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1. The official start of the research phase of the Human Genome Project was in what year?

2. The Human Genome Project holds the record for what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The results of the Human Genome Project have been used by scientists in many different ways. This quiz and worksheet combination will ask questions pertaining to the purpose, results, and implications of this research project to help ascertain how well you grasp its importance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • The duration of the project
  • How large the human genome is
  • Why this research study was developed
  • The record held by this endeavor
  • An outcome of the project

Skills Practiced

You will be given opportunities to practice numerous skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Human Genome Project
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the size of the human genome
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose and outcomes of this research project

Additional Learning

Further your understanding of this scientific research study by reviewing the related lesson, What is the Human Genome Project? - Definition, Purpose & Benefits. This lesson will focus on the following objectives:

  • Identify the Human Genome Project
  • Understand nucleotides and genomes
  • Learn about the origins of the study
  • Comprehend what the project entailed
  • Detail the results of the project and its scientific implications
  • Address the role of the Human Genome Project on GMOs