In total, the ‘International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium’, as the Human Genome Project team was known, involved scientists from 20 institutions in six countries: France, Germany, Japan, China, the UK and the USA (the full list can be found below).
What did we learn from the human genome project?
The Human Genome Project identified the full set of human genes, sequenced them all, and identified some of the alleles, particularly those that can cause disease when they get mutated. Genes can be mapped relative to physical features of the chromosome, or relative to other genes.
What were the main goals of the human genome project?
One goal of the project was to accurately sequence the 3 billion nucleotide base pairs in the human genome. A second goal was to map and identify all of the human genes present in the DNA sequence. (The number of genes is currently estimated to be between 20,000 and 25,000.)
What was the cost of the human genome project?
How much did it cost? In 1990, Congress established funding for the Human Genome Project and set a target completion date of 2005. Although estimates suggested that the project would cost a total of $3 billion over this period, the project ended up costing less than expected, about $2.7 billion in FY 1991 dollars.
Is human genome project successful?
The project was an overwhelming success, delivering the first rough draft human genome sequence in 2000 and the final high-quality version in 2003 — ahead of schedule and under budget.