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what is the human genome project?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
The Human Genome: Project (HGP) was an international scientific research project with the goal of determining the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up human DNA, and of identifying and mapping all of the genes of the human genome from both a physical and functional standpoint.
Answered on Nov 29, 2015

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