In 2003 The Human Genome Project Was Successfully Completed Determining The Exact Sequence Of The Entire Human


In 2003, the Human Genome Project was successfully completed, determining the exact sequence of the entire human

genome, which is made up of 3 billion nucleotide base pairs. The data generated from the Human Genome Project is freely available online to anyone. Many researches and innovations stemmed from the HGP, allowing the identifications of 1 800 disease genes. Many of the corporations using the results from the HGP are privately funded, and research is being done for profit even though the HGP results are provided freely.

Identify one advantage and one disadvantage of corporate funding and patenting genetic research results.