The Human Genome Project, 10 Years Later...

A number of sources have released a review of the Human Genome Project, ten years after completion.  The international collaborative project, completed on June 26, 2000 catalogued the entire human genome.  With all of the hype that came with the completion, it appears to most that no big breakthroughs have occurred as promised 10 years from 'DNA Day'.  However, at the research and laboratory level, the Human Genome Project has been transformative as scientists and researchers have taken strides and leaps in their research.  As genetic science is maturing, there are also other issues which will come into debate and contention over the next 10 years, including patentability and ethical use.  We will look at these issues more in depth as they occur, but for the time being, we hope you enjoyed your 'DNA Day'

Financial Times
Australian LifeScientist
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