Is a genome the same as a gene?

No, a genome is the DNA—, or all of the genes within an organism.

The human genome projects aims to map the entire human genome so that we can better understand diseases such as cancer.

Hopefully one of these days, this information can be used to cure cancer and solve many other medical mysteries.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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