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- Human Genome Project



Human Chromosome

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The goals of HGP are:
• Identify all the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes in human DNA,
• Determine the sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA,
• Store this information in databases,
• Improve tools for data analysis,
• Transfer related technologies to the private sector, and
• Address the ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) that may arise from the project.

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Part of a radioactively labelled sequencing gel.

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View of the start of an example dye-terminator read

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ss-DNA immobilized on a bead

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DNA-bound beads placed into wells

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The Genome Sequencer 20(GS20) for 454 Sequencing


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