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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.
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Author:Silverman, Jennifer; Perlstein, Steve
Publication:Internal Medicine News
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:May 15, 2003
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