genome genome  /ˈdʒi ˌnoʊm/


  • (n) the ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism


  1. This year he's back for the startling achievement of having built the first synthetic genome.
  2. Leaders of the competing genome project symbolically chastised Science by taking their own version of the genome to the rival journal Nature.
  3. Pbo had sequenced a number of random sections of the chimpanzee genome, which he compared with human DNA sequences and found had an average of only 1.


  1. Battelle: Human Genome Project’s economic impact has reached nearly $1B in US (infographic)

    In an attempt to calculate the ROI for an estimated $14.5 billion the U.S. government pumped into Human Genome Project-related research, Battelle has come up with an astonishing number: $1 trillion. Over the course of the last 24 years, projects related to sequencing the human genome have yielded an economic impact of $965 billion, including [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: MedCity News

  2. Genome project has been worth $1 trillion, Battelle says

    WASHINGTON — A new Battelle study shows that the federal government’s efforts to finance research for the Human Genome Project have had nearly a $1 trillion impact on the U.S. economy during the past 25 years.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Columbus Dispatch

  3. Human Genome Project Spurred $966 Billion Sciences Boom

    The $14.5 billion investment by the U.S. in the Human Genome Project, completed a decade ago, has paid off more than 60-fold in new jobs, drugs and a rapidly expanding genetics industry, an analysis has found.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "From landing on the moon, to sequencing the human genome, to inventing the Internet, America has been the first to cross that new frontier because we had leaders who paved the way," Obama said. "Leaders who not only invested in our...
    on Dec 20, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

  2. Biggert added, "We will never unlock the great promise of the Human Genome Project if Americans are too paranoid to get genetic testing. Without the protections offered by HR 493, these fears will persist, research at NIH will slow, and Americans...
    on Feb 12, 2007 By: Judy Biggert Source: Atlantic Information Services, Inc.

  3. "Its genome sequence is priceless for understanding how fundamental mammalian biological processes have evolved," said Francis Collins, director of the US National Human Genome Research Institute.
    on May 7, 2008 By: Francis Collins Source: Xinhua

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