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Indian Journal of Human Genetics
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Society of Human Genetics
ISSN: 0971-6866
EISSN: 0971-6866
Vol. 15, No. 3, 2009, pp. 88-92
Bioline Code: hg09021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Indian Journal of Human Genetics, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2009, pp. 88-92

 en Iranian human genome project: Overview of a research process among Iranian ethnicities
Banihashemi, Kambiz


The Human Genome Project (HGP) refers to the international scientific research program, formally begun in October 1990 and completed in 2003, mainly designated to discover all the human genes, analyzing the structure of human DNA and determining the location of all human genes and also making them accessible for further biological and medical investigations. With the appropriate rationale approach, a similar study has been held in Iran. The study of human genome among Iranian ethnicities (IHGP) has been attempted formally in 2000 through a detailed and fully programmed research among all the major ethnic groups by more than 1,900 samples from all over Iran based on the main demographical and anthropological findings and formally known criteria considered for the international HGP. This paper overviewed the process of the research in the terms of program goals, primary data collection, research designation and methodology and also practical aspects and primary findings of the Iranian genome project and its progress during a nearly 5-year period.

Genetic diversity, human genome project, Iranian ethnicities, population genetics

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