The Human Genome Project: How it changed biology forever

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It was like God’s own jigsaw puzzle.

Built up over evolutionary eons, it featured 46 spiralling, ladder-like structures, some three billion pieces, and it took thousands of scientists working around the globe 13 years to complete.

But that, it turned out, was the easy part.

The Human Genome Project — which was presented in its final form 10 years ago this month — provided a map of mankind’s DNA. But it also opened up a Pandora’s box of boggling complexity in the biological sciences and medicine that will take decades more to unravel.

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