Policy ForumGenomics

The Human Genome Project: Reaching the Finish Line

Science  02 Oct 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5386, pp. 53-54
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5386.53

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The tremendous value--both intellectual and commercial--of genomic sequence is now generally recognized. The publicly funded International Human Genome Project must deliver the human sequence as rapidly as possible, while retaining its standards of high accuracy and complete mapping. The pressure is being met by increasing capacity to accelerate the release of unfinished data and to bring forward the target date for completion.