HUMAN GENOME PROJECT

Human genome project was a mega project which was a project which lasted for almost 13 years coordinated by the US Department of Energy and the National Institute of Health.
The goals of the Human Genome Project are
1.to map all the 50,000 to100,000 human genes .
2.to construct a physical map of the entire human genome,
3.to determine the nucleotide sequences of all 24 human chromosomes.
James Watson was the first director of this project which was expected to take two decades to complete and to cost in excess of $3 billion.Then an international organization can Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) was organized to coordinate the efforts of human geneticists around the world.

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