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.

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Origin of Human Genome Project

First recorded in 1985–90
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Medical definitions for human genome project

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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Scientific definitions for human genome project

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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Cultural definitions for human genome project

Human Genome Project

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

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