The Human Genome Project was an international scientific research project with the goal of determining the base pairs that make up human DNA, and of identifying, mapping, and sequencing all of the genes of the human genome, from both a physical and a functional standpoint.
It was spearheaded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Health and Environmental Research.
Begun in 1990 and finished in 2003, the project successfully sequenced the entire human genome – all three billion nucleotide base pairs representing some 25,000 individual genes.
The results opened up a new world of research that has only just begun.
For a long time, scientists knew that the human body was capable of healing itself. It just did not know how to activate that ability.
One of the major discoveries was that, through the intentional use of key nutrients, the genes of the human body can be “ACTIVATED” which allows the body to regulate the genes in the DNA for optimal health. ACTIVATION is much more efficient and cost-effective than SUPPLEMENTATION.
This discovery led to a new field of study called “NUTRIGENOMICS,” which is the scientific study of the interaction of nutrition and genes, especially with regard to the prevention or treatment of disease.
The science of NUTRIGENOMICS has been identified as one of the 12 DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES of the future. A DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY is a new emerging technology that unexpectedly displaces an established one.
DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES hold, within themselves, the capacity to alter our lifestyles.