oa Modern Medicine - Mapping human DNA: the clinical promise of the human genome project

Volume 15, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0259-9333



The Human Genome Project, launched in January 1B89, is thought to be the most ambitious biological enterprise ever undertaken. In terms of manpower (thousands of workers), expense (an estimated US $3 billion), and time (15 years), the effort to determine the composition of DNA, molecule by molecule, is a truly impressive endeavour.

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