Where is it being done?
Scientists in over 20 different countries are working together on the Human Genome Project. They completed a first draft in 2000 and hope to finish the job by 2003, exactly 50 years after James Watson and Francis Crick first discovered the structure of DNA. The partners in the Human Genome Project are making their results freely available to scientists around the world. Several private companies have also joined the gene race. Some have caused controversy by attempting to patent the genes they find.