Unformatted text preview: ort is the human haplotype map
(HapMap). This project, a collaboration
between the NHGRI, many other NIH institutes, and four international partners, is
scheduled for completion within three years.
The outcome of the International HapMap
Project will significantly shape the future
direction of the NHGRI’s research efforts in
the area of genetic variation.
Pilot-scale efforts The NHGRI has initiated
the ENCODE Project to begin the development of the human genome ‘parts list’. The
first phase will address the application and
improvement of existing technologies for
the large-scale identification of coding
sequences, transcription units and other
functional elements for which technology is
currently available. When the results of the
ENCODE Project show evidence of efficacy
and affordability at the pilot scale, consideration will be given to implementing the
appropriate technologies across the entire
Technology development Many areas of
critical importance to the realization of the
genomics-based vision for bio...
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