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A primary goal of the Human Genome Project is to make a series of descriptive diagrams maps of each human chromosome at increasingly finer resolutions. Mapping involves (1) dividing the chromosomes into smaller fragments that can be propagated and characterized and (2) ordering (mapping) them to correspond to their respective locations on the chromosomes. After mapping is completed, the next step is to determine the base sequence of each of the ordered DNA fragments. The ultimate goal of genome research is to find all the genes in the DNA sequence and to develop tools for using this information in the study of human biology and medicine. Improving the instrumentation and techniques required for mapping and sequencing a major focus of the genome project will increase efficiency and cost- effectiveness. Goals include automating methods and optimizing techniques to extract the maximum useful information from maps and sequences.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-12-22 13:42:37
Description A primary goal of the Human Genome Project is to make a series of descriptive diagrams maps of each human chromosome at increasingly finer resolutions. Mapping involves (1) dividing the chromosomes into smaller fragments that can be propagated and characterized and (2) ordering (mapping) them to correspond to their respective locations on the chromosomes. After mapping is completed, the next step is to determine the base sequence of each of the ordered DNA fragments. The ultimate goal of genome research is to find all the genes in the DNA sequence and to develop tools for using this information in the study of human biology and medicine. Improving the instrumentation and techniques required for mapping and sequencing a major focus of the genome project will increase efficiency and cost- effectiveness. Goals include automating methods and optimizing techniques to extract the maximum useful information from maps and sequences.
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Keyword Genetics, Genomes
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-12-22 13:37:26
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Date Last Modified 2009-12-22 13:42:37
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-12-22 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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