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Human Genome Project

n.
An international scientific research project that was conducted between 1990 and 2003 to determine the base-pair sequences in human DNA and to store this information in computer databases for the subsequent identification and analysis of genes and other features of the genome.

Hu′man Ge′nome Proj`ect


n.
a scientific project to identify both the genes and the entire sequence of DNA base pairs that make up the human genome.
[1985–90]

Human Genome Project

A scientific research project designed to study and identify all of the genes in the human genome, to determine the base-pair sequences in human DNA, and to store this information in computer databases. The Human Genome Project began in the United States in 1990.
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Noun1.Human Genome Project - an international study of the entire human genetic material
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The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, which played an important role in the original sequencing of the human genome, now houses Global Gene's R&D center on its campus in Cambridge, England.
Since the sequencing of the human genome was completed in 2003, researchers have been trying to figure out which parts of the genome made some people more likely to develop certain diseases.
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In an interview with Fortune magazine, Jimenez noted that the deep sequencing of the human genome has created a wealth of data that will allow new areas of discovery that have never been possible before.
Just as the sequencing of the human genome helped scientists learn how mutations in protein-coding genes can lead to disease, the new map of noncoding regions should provide some answers on how mutations in the regulatory elements lead to diseases such as lupus and diabetes, said Manolis Kellis, an associate professor of computer science at MIT, an associate member of the Broad Institute and an author of a paper describing the findings.
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While the first sequencing of the human genome took researchers 13 years and $3 billion to achieve, under the auspicies of the Human Genome Project , the feat may soon be accomplished at the blinding rate of 6 billion nucleotide bases every 6 hours at a cost of $900.
Genome Alberta, a not-for-profit research organization located in Calgary, AB, has marked the anniversary of the double helix and of the sequencing of the human genome in April 2003 by offering virtual genes as gifts on Facebook.
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) led the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) contribution to the International Human Genome Project, whose primary goal was the sequencing of the human genome.
Nelson, along with several colleagues at Global Research and GE Healthcare, were instrumental in developing the DNA sequencing technologies that helped enable the original sequencing of the human genome in the late 1990s.