Human Genome Collection

It is now more than 15 years since work began sequencing the 2.85 billion nucleotides of the human genome. While the draft sequence was published in Nature in 2001, researchers at the Human Genome Project continued to fill the gaps and subject individual chromosomes to ever more detailed analyses. Nature is proud to present here the complete and comprehensive DNA sequence of the human genome as a freely available resource. Produced with support from our sponsors. Nature carries sole responsibility for all editorial content.


New content to mark the publication of the Human Genome Collection are available here alongside links and original articles from the draft genome publication.


The individual human chromosome sequences are presented here accompanied by specially selected papers, articles and letters.


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