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Chromosomes 21, 22 Near Sequencing Finish Line
This fall, international sequencing consortia are expected to announce the completion of chromosomes 21 and 22, the first to be declared "finished" according to Human Genome Project criteria. HGP standards include sequencing over 95% of the chromosome; determining the number, location, and size of remaining gaps; and closing all gaps over 150 kb.
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The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international 13-year effort, 1990 to 2003. Primary goals were to discover the complete set of human genes and make them accessible for further biological study, and determine the complete sequence of DNA bases in the human genome. See Timeline for more HGP history.
Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.