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A History of the Human Genome Project

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Science  16 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5507, pp. 1195
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5507.1195

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Science's News staff tells the history of the quest to sequence the human genome, from Watson and Crick's discovery of the double helical structure of DNA to today's publication of the draft sequence. A graphical, interactive version of this timeline, containing links to some classic Science articles and news coverage from the early genomics era, is also available on Science's Functional Genomics Web site.