HGP Milestones: One Billion Base Pairs Are Sequenced, Chromosome 22 Is Completed | GenomeWeb

WASHINGTON--Human Genome Project coordinators announced two major accomplishments in recent weeks. The US National Human Genome Research Institute celebrated reaching the one-billion-base-pair sequence mark, and, more significantly, the Sanger Centre said it had completed, with the exception of some gaps, the entire sequence of chromosome 22. The chromosome is the first to be completed in the decade since the Human Genome Project began.

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