The Human Genome Diversity Project: past, present and future

Nat Rev Genet. 2005 Apr;6(4):333-40. doi: 10.1038/nrg1596.


The Human Genome Project, in accomplishing its goal of sequencing one human genome, heralded a new era of research, a component of which is the systematic study of human genetic variation. Despite delays, the Human Genome Diversity Project has started to make progress in understanding the patterns of this variation and its causes, and also promises to provide important information for biomedical studies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Forecasting
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn / genetics
  • Genetic Variation*
  • Genome, Human*
  • Human Genome Project*
  • Humans