Human Genome Project


The Human Genome Project was started in the year of 1990 and it was completed in 2003. It was coordinated to by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. The goals of this project were to identify all of the genes found on human DNA. To determine the sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs that make up the human DNA and to store all the information in databases. Also improve the tools for data analysis.
the human genome project

This project was initially started by James D. Watson in the year 1990. The root of the project came from the early work on the passing down of traits, such as the ones conducted by Gregor Mendel. Then in 1953, two researchers named Watson and Crick discovered the molecular structure of DNA. But even though the main goal of the Human Genome Project was to understand the genetic makeup of the human genes, it also focused on other organisms such as the fruit fly and laboratory mice.