There are many interesting aspects of human genetics. Genetics is a fascinating field of study, and humans are no exception. With the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, we have now identified all of the 20,000 to 25,000 genes in human DNA. Analysis of the data and sequencing of the various human chromosomes is still happening and will continue for many years.
Some of the key milestones in human genetics since the completion of the Human Genome Project have been the complete sequencing of several human chromosomes to date.
As of the time of this writing, The following human chromosomes have been fully sequenced:
• Chromosomes 1 through 19
• Chromosome X
• Chromosome Y
So obviously chromosomes 20 through 46 still need to be sequenced as the human genome is made up of 23 pairs, but it’s truly amazing how far the study of the human genetics has come.
Some aspects of human genetics that you may find interesting:
Human genetics are truly incredible. I hope this small taste of interesting aspects of human genetics has inspired you to learn more!