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January-March 2016 | Vol. 9 | Issue 1 | Page No 9-15
Human Genome Project and After
Meenakshi Lallar and Shubha R Phadke
Department of Medical Genetics, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
Address for Correspondence Email: shubharaophadke@gmail.com
The idea of sequencing the entire human genome was first proposed by the US Department of Energy and others in 1985. There were strong supporters who argued that deciphering the human genome would lead to new understanding and benefits for human health. However, there were determined detractors, who feared such a project would be waste of manpower and money and would provide a meaningless string of letters, with little explanatory power for humans. HGP was officially initiated in the
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