Three billion puzzle pieces: insights into the Human Genome Project

Three billion puzzle pieces: insights into the Human Genome Project

After 16 years and nearly $3 billion, the Human Genome Project was officially completed in 2004. This challenging task of sequencing and assembling a human genome was achieved through the collaboration of 20 international institutions and more than 200 scientists. However, today a single laboratory can sequence a human genome in only a few months at a fraction of the cost. This is made possible by next-generation sequencing technologies, and among these, Illumina is king!

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