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  The Human Genome Project: Exploring Our Molecular Selves  

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The Human Genome Project (HGP) began in 1990 as an effort by researchers from around the world to map and sequence the human genome - the totality of human DNA - as well as the genomes of important experimental organisms, like yeast, the nematode worm, and mouse. In 2000, the collaborators in the HGP announced the completion of a draft revealing the sequence of 90% of human DNA. In February 2001, the initial analysis of the genome sequence was published in the scientific literature.

To mark this occasion, the Human Genome Project has released a free, multimedia educational kit, The Human Genome Project: Exploring our Molecular Selves. This web page contains the online version of the education kit's CD-ROM.

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