Critical Thinking

7. Relating Concepts Explain why the process of genetic fingerprinting uses only specific, short segments of DNA rather than the entire genome.

8. Evaluating Conclusions A student performing electrophoresis on a DNA sample believes that her smallest DNA fragment is the band nearest the negative pole of the gel. Do you agree with her conclusion? Explain your answer.

9. Applying Information Explain the statement that the genetic code is universal.

The Human Genome Project

One exciting application of DNA technology has been the sequencing of the entire human genome. This section discusses how researchers used modern genetic tools to sequence the human genome and what their findings mean for 21st century biology and society.

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