The Genome Project is an ongoing global research effort whose original goal was to sequence the entire human genetic code. In 2003, the Project successfully sequenced the human genome. Since then, researchers continue to make breakthrough discovieries in the fields of medicine, physiology, psychiatry and pharmacology.
Physiologists have learned of the genetic underpinnings of diabetes, insulin sensitivity, skeletal weakness and other conditions. In addition, they've learned which proteins active certain genetic sequences. This information helps physiologists determine how to activate genetic code associated with good health, and how to deactivate genetic code associated with illness and mortality.