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The technology tour de force of the Human Genome Project

Part 2. Genomics

2.3. The Human Genome

Introductory Review

  1. Elaine R. Mardis

Published Online: 15 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001153X.g203107

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Mardis, E. R. 2005. The technology tour de force of the Human Genome Project. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 2:2.3:23.

Author Information

  1. Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2005

Abstract

The monumental task that entailed the sequencing of the human genome required rapid improvements to the technology that underlies large-scale DNA sequencing. As such, the efforts of many groups of biochemists, molecular biologists, engineers, and bioinformaticians, working both in academia and industry, were required. This article provides a brief overview of some of the key developments in technology that helped to fuel the increased scale of this critical scientific endeavor.

Keywords:

  • Human Genome Project;
  • DNA sequencing technology