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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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Last Reviewed: May 9, 2013

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1996 Release: Large-Scale Sequencing Pilot
Pilot Study Explores Feasibility of Sequencing Human DNA