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Two Thirds Of Human DNA Script Deciphered By Human Genome Project; Public Consortium To Complete "Working Draft" In June

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April 3, 2000
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The Human Genome Project international consortium announced today that two billion of the three billion “letters” that constitute the genetic instruction book of humans have been deciphered and deposited into GenBank, the public database of DNA sequence operated by the National Institutes of Health. The two billionth “letter,” or base pair, was deposited earlier this month by the Wellcome Trust’s Sanger Centre in Great Britain. The “letter” was a “T,” the abbreviation for thymine, one of the four chemicals or bases that make up DNA.

March 29, 2000 -- The Human Genome Project international consortium announced today that two billion of the three billion “letters” that constitute the genetic instruction book of humans have been deciphered and deposited into GenBank (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/seq). GenBank, the public database of DNA sequence operated by the National Institutes of Health, is accessible freely and without restrictions to all scientists in industry and academia.


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NIH-National Human Genome Research Institute. (2000, April 3). Two Thirds Of Human DNA Script Deciphered By Human Genome Project; Public Consortium To Complete "Working Draft" In June. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000403010333.htm
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