Origins of the Human Genome Project

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The human genome project was borne of technology, grew into a science bureaucracy in the US and throughout the world, and is now being transformed into a hybrid academic and commercial enterprise. The next phase of the project promises to veer more sharply toward commercial application, harnessing both the technical prowess of molecular biology and the rapidly growing body of knowledge about DNA structure to the pursuit of practical benefits. Faith that the systematic analysis of DNA structure will prove to be a powerful research tool underlies the rationale behind the genome project. The notion that most genetic information is ... continued below

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Cook-Deegan, Robert July 1, 1993.

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The human genome project was borne of technology, grew into a science bureaucracy in the US and throughout the world, and is now being transformed into a hybrid academic and commercial enterprise. The next phase of the project promises to veer more sharply toward commercial application, harnessing both the technical prowess of molecular biology and the rapidly growing body of knowledge about DNA structure to the pursuit of practical benefits. Faith that the systematic analysis of DNA structure will prove to be a powerful research tool underlies the rationale behind the genome project. The notion that most genetic information is embedded in the sequence of CNA base pairs comprising chromosomes is a central tenet. A rough analogy is to liken an organism's genetic code to computer code. The coal of the genome project, in this parlance, is to identify and catalog 75,000 or more files (genes) in the software that directs construction of a self-modifying and self-replicating system -- a living organism.

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OSTI as DE00758721

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Jul 1993

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  • Report No.: DOE/ER/61577--T2
  • Grant Number: FG02-93ER61577
  • DOI: 10.2172/758721 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 758721
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710901

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Cook-Deegan, Robert. Origins of the Human Genome Project, report, July 1, 1993; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710901/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.