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Medical Term:

Human Genome Project

Pronunciation: hyu'man je'nom pro'jekt


A comprehensive effort by molecular biologists worldwide to map the human genome, completed in 2003. The resulting projection reflects the 3 billion DNA letters of the human genome with 99.99% accuracy.

Synonym(s): Human Genome Initiative

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