Scientists have finally completed the Human Genome (also known as the genetic blueprint) three years after a working draft was completed and 2 years ahead of it predicted schedule.
“Just one part of this work – the sequencing of chromosome 20 – has already accelerated the search for genes involved in diabetes, leukaemia and childhood eczema.”
– Professor Allan Bradley – Director of The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
Excerpt from the BBC article Cited:14 April 2003.
There is also a webcast titled April 2003 Public Symposium: Bringing the Genome to You.
Some related links on the discovery include:
1. The National Human Genome Research Institute
2. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute