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  • n  the ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism
    the human genome contains approximately three billion chemical base pairs

  • This year he's back for the startling achievement of having built the first synthetic genome.
  • Leaders of the competing genome project symbolically chastised Science by taking their own version of the genome to the rival journal Nature.
  • As leaders of competing genome projects, Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome .
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  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - The Columbus Dispatch
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • 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 [...]
    June 12, 2013 - MedCity News

  • Barack Obama in USA Today
    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...
  • Judy Biggert in Atlantic Information Services, Inc.
    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...
  • Francis Collins in Xinhua
    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.

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