The Science Scoop
The Human Genome Project
What's a Genome, Anyway? What is the Human Genome Project? What Does it Mean to Me?
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Because DNA is super long, thousands of scientists in labs all over the world split up the work. In June of 2000, after about ten years of hard work, scientists completed a rough draft of the human genome. And, in February 2001, they discovered that humans have 30,000 genes.

The work isn't over yet! Figuring out the sequence of the entire genome will probably take until 2003.

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