Nursing’s Role in the Human Genome Project

The Human Genome Project began in 1990 when the NIH and the U. S. Department of Energy joined forces
with international partners to determine the correct sequence of all three billion bases of DNA within the human
In 2008, AACN’s Essential’s of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice required that all
BSN prepared nurses to be able to construct a family pedigree as part of the family history.
For this assignment you will do the following:

  1. Define the Human Genome Project and its impact on health care.
  2. Explore nursing’s role in the project.
  3. Discuss the advantage and disadvantages of consumers having access to this kind of genetic information.
  4. 2-3 pages.
    A title and the reference page are required and are not included in the page count.
    A minimum of 3 peer-reviewed references is required. References must be current, published within the last
    five years, and from the United States. (Your textbook may be used as a source but does not count toward the
    3 required references).
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