The Human Genome Project

  • Human Genome Project
    • – Goals
    • – Methods Employed
    • – Findings
    • – Current Applications

The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an international scientific research project with a primary goal of determining the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up DNA, and of identifying and mapping the approximately 20,000–25,000 genes of the human genome from both physical and functional standpoint. A 13-year project coordinated by the US Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health.


Genome Encompases an organism’s hereditary information (coding and non-coding) in total.


National Centre for Human Genome Research

US Department of Energy

National Institutes of Health ...

Get Genetics for Nurses now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.