The genetic blueprint for human life has been unveiled.
Recently the "rough draft" of the human genetic blueprint
was revealed when scientists released the sequence of the human genome.
As a result, great advances in human health are coming our way - along
with complex ethical dilemmas. The MyDNA web site is here to bring you
the world of DNA in an understandable form. Use this site to discover
what issues are most important to you, and how DNA works.
Your DNA - does it determine your biological fate?
If you carry a gene for alcoholism, are you predestined
to be an alcoholic? Will health insurance companies deny coverage to
people based on their DNA sequences? Why do some people choose to be
tested for an incurable genetic disease?
Get answers to your DNA questions.
DNA in the Headlines:
The Bone Collectors:
Fullfilling the promise - the amazing and
sad story of the men who work full time to bring home from Vietnam the
remains of the 1,966 American soldiers still listed as missing in action.
Bomb:" Cancer patients suffer greatly from drug and
radiation treatments that attack healthy cells along with cancer cells.
A new cancer drug for leukemia kills cancer cells - and leaves healthy
A sister dedicates her life to proving her brother
innocent of murder.
Saving Ryan (Privately):
The story of a boy with a rare fatal genetic
disease, too rare to attract public funding. His family, a scientist,
and a pharmaceutical company teamed up to save his life.