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Genome Project Has Sequenced Two-Thirds of Human DNA

March 30, 2000|From Times staff and wire reports

The Human Genome Project, the federally funded effort to decode the human genetic blueprint, announced Wednesday that it has successfully sequenced two-thirds of the estimated 3 billion chemicals that make up human DNA. The project predicted that it would have a "rough draft" that will include 90% of the genome with 99.9% accuracy by June, and the final, highly accurate version before 2003.

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