and sequence the human genome
genetic and physical maps spanning the human genome.
the sequence of the estimated 3 billion letters of human DNA,
to greater than 99.99 percent accuracy.
variations in DNA spelling among human beings.
all the human genes.
to label the functions of genes and other parts of the genome.
Map and sequence the genomes of important model organisms,
(The approximate number of letters, or base pairs, in each species'
genome is given in parentheses.)
bacterium Escherichia coli (4.6 million)
yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (12 million)
roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans (97 million)
fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster (165 million)
mouse Mus musculus (3 billion)
organisms (rat, zebrafish, chimpanzee, dog) will follow
Collect and distribute data
genomic information and the tools for using it to the research
within 24 hours all sequence data that spans more than 2000
and run databases.
software for large-scale DNA analysis.
tools for comparing and interpreting genomic information.
information with the wider public.
Study the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic research
large-scale sequencing faster and cheaper.
technologies for finding sequence variations.
ways to study functions of genes on a genomic scale.
Transfer technologies to the private sector