Human Genome Sequencing Project
Similar term(s): Human Genome Project, HGP.
The nucleus of a human cell contains between 30 000 and 40 000 genes. This
complete set is called the human genome.
The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an international 13-year research project
formally begun in October 1990 to break the code of human DNA.
The project was planned to last 15 years, but rapid technological advances
accelerated the completion to 2003.
Project goals were to determine the complete sequence of the 3 billion DNA
subunits (bases), identify all human genes, and make them accessible for further
Source: Based on Oak Ridge National Laboratory FAQs on Human Genome
Genomics - Human Genome Sequencing Project
Español: Proyecto de secuenciación del genoma humano
Français: Projet de séquençage du génome humain