The Human Genome Program and Me
From the paper:
“The Department of Energy (DOE) Human Genome Program and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) together make up the U.S. Human Genome Project. It commenced in 1990 and originally planned to continue for fifteen years. This project will accomplish six objectives. These are to 1) identify all (approximately 30,000) genes in human DNA, 2) determine sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA, 3) store this information in databases, 4) improve tools for data analysis, 5) transfer related technologies to the private sector, and 6) address the ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) that may arise from the project.
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