Genome project completed. (Policy & Practice).
An international effort to sequence the 3 billion DNA letters in
the human genome has been completed almost 2 years ahead of schedule.
The finished sequence produced by the Human Genome Project covers about
99% of the human genome's gene-containing regions, with an accuracy
of 99.9%. All of the sequence data have been made available to
scientists around the world to help them better understand the role of
genetics in human health and disease. The project was conducted by the
International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium, which included the
National Human Genome Research Institute and the Department of Energy.