Human Genome Project

Human Genome Project

noun
a federally funded U.S. scientific project to identify both the genes and the entire sequence of DNA base pairs that make up the human genome.

Origin:
1985–90

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Human Genome Project n.
An international research effort to map and identify the role of all genes in the human genome.

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Human Genome Project  
An international scientific research project designed to study and identify all of the genes in the human genome, to determine the base-pair sequences in human DNA, and to store this information in computer databases. The Human Genome Project began in the United States in 1990 and was completed in 2003.
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Human Genome Project definition


A worldwide project, completed in 2000, to determine the precise arrangement of nucleotides in human DNA (see DNA sequencing).

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