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The human genome project explained

Genome Biology20001:reports215

https://doi.org/10.1186/gb-2000-1-1-reports215

  • Received: 4 November 1999
  • Published:

Abstract

This online version of a US Department of Energy publication provides detailed background information about the human genome project.

Keywords

  • Genome Sequencing
  • Color Image
  • Molecular Genetic
  • Background Information
  • Sequencing Technology

Content

This online version of a US Department of Energy publication provides detailed background information about the human genome project. The site would be useful for undergraduates and researchers looking for background information on genome sequencing technologies. It is authoritative and covers a lot of ground, including sequencing and mapping technologies and informatics. It touches on the impact of human genome sequencing on medicine and biological research. There is a particularly good glossary, and the 44-page publication can be downloaded in PDF format.

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Reporter's comments

Timeliness

The booklet was published in June 1992 and the website was last updated in June 1997.

Worst feature

The booklet has been transferred directly onto the website and so does not take advantage of being published online The graphics are of poor quality, both esthetically and as explanations of the text, and are taken directly from the paper publication.

Wish list

A search facility would be helpful, as would some color images.

Related websites

Introductory information on genetics is also provided by Blazing a genetic trail and To know ourselves.

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