Human Genome Project Information Archive

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name Human Genome Project Information Archive
Abbreviated name HGP
Owner/Developer U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. National Institutes of Health
Abbreviated owner DOE and NIH
Country United States of America
Languages English
Description Archive Site Provided for Historical Purposes Only. Begun formally in 1990, the U.S. Human Genome Project was a 13-year effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project originally was planned to last 15 years, but rapid technological advances accelerated the completion date to 2003. Project goals: identify all the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes in human DNA, determine the sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA, store this information in databases, improve tools for data analysis, transfer related technologies to the private sector, and address the ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) that may arise from the project.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Information System
Sub categories Knowledge-base
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Not specified
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction
Purpose Method development, Education and training, Fundamental studies, Documentation and information
Technology/Tools Omics