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Human Genome Project -- History

View Resource The Human Genome Unveiled: Publication of Sequence and Initial Scientific Analyses

This week's In The News highlights the landmark publication of the complete human genome sequence and its scientific interpretation. Spearheaded by two separate approaches and funding sources, the outcome of some ten years of hard work -- and moments of intense competition -- is the release of two complete sequences: one led by Craig Venter of Celera Genomics (a private venture with limited access...
View Resource Science: Human Genome Special Issue

The week of 16 February 2001 scientists published a rough draft of the three billion letters of the human genetic code. Two complete sequences were actually released, one by a consortium of publicly funded laboratories and the other by a private venture, Celera Genomics. To mark this event, Science published the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium and the US National Human Genome...
View Resource The Genomic Revolution

In honor of the one-year anniversary of the first working draft of the human genome, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) brings the Genomic Revolution to the Web. Divided into seven primary sections, which are further broken down into subsections (e.g., Gene Therapy, Nature and Nurture), the exhibit provides a good, basic introduction to the science of genetics. AMNH does attempt to...