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Interactives -- DNA

Human Genome : Introduction
 

A genome is the entire amount of an organism's DNA, containing all of the information needed to make that organism and for the organism to function. In order to determine the sequence of the human genome, scientists began the Human Genome Project in 1990. By 2003, two years ahead of schedule, 99 percent of the 3 billion base pair human genome's gene-containing regions were sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99 percent, or one error in every 10,000 base pairs.




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