Online Education Kit: 1996: Human DNA Sequence Begins

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


1996: Human DNA Sequence Begins

Computer image of a microarrayIn 1996, the National Human Genome Research Institute funded pilot projects to find efficient strategies for completely sequencing the human genome. The pilot projects tested the feasibility of large-scale sequencing, and explored how accurate and how costly alternative approaches might be.

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