Genome

Business / Agriculture / Genome: All the genetic material in the chromosomes of a particular organism. USDA’s research agencies have a Plant Genome Mapping Program to identify, characterize, and map the position of agriculturally important genes on the chromosomes of plants grown as crops or trees in order to better use these genes for improving the characteristics of the plant (resistance to disease, higher yields, etc.) Through breeding.

Human Genome Project

Science / Biology / Human Genome Project: Federally funded project to determine the DNA base sequence of every gene in the human genome. MORE

Genome Project

Science / Genetics / Genome Project: Research and technology-development effort aimed at mapping and sequencing the genome of human beings and certain model organisms. MORE

Human Genome Initiative

Science / Genetics / Human Genome Initiative: Collective name for several projects begun in 1986 by doe to create an ordered set of dna segments from known chromosomal locations, develop new computational methods for analyzing genetic map and dna MORE

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