BACKGROUND: Human Genome Project + other basic tutorials

1. History of the Human Genome Project


The website of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) diplays sevarla tutorials and other information about the Human Genome Project. 

This is the website:

The Educational section contains several chapters: 


From the technical point of view, in order to obtain basic knowledge on the steps HGP Scientists followed to reach the complete sequence, please go to:

Online Education Kit: Understanding the Human Genome Project

Here you find several links to video and animatios, the most relevant to our discussion are:

The first "How to sequence a Genome" is a collection of 12 animations: they take overall less than 15 minutes: you can watch the through YouTube.

The second "Bioinformatics" gives you 4 chapters where you find basic elements of sequence comparison, data mining a few basic important points. 

Reading is especially recommended for those students that did not follow Bioinformatics courses before, but also more "expert" Students will consolidate their backgrounds.