- By Dana Sparks
The Genome Project - Determining All 6 Billion Letters of Human DNA
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project, a roughly 10-year, $3-billion, international effort to determine all 6 billion letters (3 billion base pairs) of human DNA. It was a major scientific achievement funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, several international governments, private capital, dozens of academic and research medical centers. It also included participation and collaboration from thousands of public and private scientists around the world. Now, we're taking these technologies into patient care with programs like Individualized Medicine Clinic, which brings genomics into care of patients with advanced cancers and difficult diagnoses.
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