NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Fifteen years ago, the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium declared the Human Genome Project completed, two years after the publication of a draft sequence and initial analysis of the genome, and a year before the publication of a finished version of its euchromatic portion.

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