The Human Genome Project

  • Rahul Chodhari
  • Eddie Chung
Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)


The completion of the Human Genome Project (HGP) was announced on 24 April 2003 (1). It was a landmark event in the history of biology and represents one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of science and signals the beginning of a new era in biomedical research. This chapter will describe briefly the history that led to the completion of the human genome project, what we know so far, some important immediate and potential future applications, and their implications.


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© Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rahul Chodhari
    • 1
  • Eddie Chung
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal Free and University College Medical SchoolUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal Free and University College Medical SchoolUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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