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The Human Genome
⟶ Updated 28 Sep 2018 ⟶
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Robert Sinsheimer Proposes squencing the Human Genome
(H.U.G.O) is Founded
Human Genome project is Launched in the USA
A Grant application is submitted
James Watson leaves his position as director of the Human Genome Project after conflicts of interest with the director of the National Institutes of Health.
The British arm of the human genome project is started
Francis Collins replaces James Watson as the director of the Human Genome Project.
Scientists finish a major mapping ?stage of the Human Genome Project one year ahead of schedule
Private Venture to finish in 3 years
Wellcome trust brings in more funding
Large-scale DNA sequencing of the human genome begins.
The Sanger Centre finishes the sequence of the first human chromosome?, chromosome 22, the second smallest of the autosomes?.
Human Genome Browser
Merger between sanger and wellcome trust
The “Gold standard” reference human genome sequence is officially completed to 99.99 per cent accuracy
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