More than 15 years have passed since work began sequencing the 2.85 billion nucleotides of the human genome. While the draft sequence was published in Nature in 2001, researchers at the Human Genome Project continued to fill the gaps and subject individual chromosomes to ever more detailed analyses.
Now Nature presents the complete and comprehensive DNA sequence of the human genome as a freely available resource, plus new commentary by NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, past Department of Energy Director Aristides Patrinos and former director of the Sanger Centre John Sulston, among others.
Among the four sponsors for the Collection, NHGRI joined the U.S. Department of Energy, the Wellcome Trust and corporate sponsor Applied Biosystems in funding the creation of this issue. Nature carries sole responsibility for all editorial content.
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Last Updated: March 26, 2012