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1999: Full-scale Human Genome Sequencing

Image of a microarray on a computer screenIn March 1999, HGP participants advanced their goal of obtaining draft sequence covering 90 percent of the human genome to 2000, a year and a half before projected previously. Full-scale human genome sequencing began.





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Last Reviewed: May 28, 2013

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1999 Release: Human Genome Sequencing Pilot Completed