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2001
The first draft sequence of the entire human genome was published.

Celera Genomics announced the completion of a draft mouse genome sequence.

2003
The finished Human Genome was published.

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) published the first draft version of the genome sequence of the chimpanzee and its alignment with the human genome.

 

2004
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the laboratory rat (Brown Norway rat)

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) published the first draft version of the honey bee genome.

An international research team has deciphered the first tree genome, the poplar (Populus trichocarpa).

The draft sequence of the chicken genome (Gallus gallus) was published.

The first draft of the dog (canis familiaris) genome sequence was published.

The first draft of the bovine (Bos taurus) genome sequence has been deposited into free public databases.

  2006
A group of 240 researchers from more than 70 institutions has announced the sequencing of the male California purple sea urchin.

A research consortium announced the publication of a high-quality draft genome sequence of the western honey bee (Apis mellifera), finding that its genome is more similar to humans than any insect sequenced thus far.

  2007
The first draft of the horse (Equus caballus) genome sequence has been deposited in public databases and is freely available for use by biomedical and veterinary researchers.
  2008
The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has released a complete draft assembly of the soybean (Glycine max) genetic code.
 

2009
The genome of a domestic horse (Equus caballus) has been successfully sequenced by an international team of researchers.

Researchers have completed the draft genome sequence for cassava (Manihot esculenta)

Draft version of the Neanderthal Genome completed.

The genome of the cucumber has been sequenced by an international consortium lead by Chinese and U.S. institutions.

  2010
The compete draft sequence of soybean genome was publshed in Nature.

The genome of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon has been sequenced and analyzed by the Internatinal Brachypodium Inititiative.

A draft genome sequence of the domesticated apple (Malus × domestica) was published in Nature Genetics.

Draft genome sequence of the oilseed species Ricinus communis was published in Nature Biotechnology (open article).

A team of UK researchers has publicly released the first sequence coverage of the wheat genome.

Genome sequence of the model mushroom Schizophyllum commune
Nature Biotechnology (open article).

The genome of the theobroma cacao has been sequenced through a collaborative research project (Mars, Inc., the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, and IBM).
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An international research consortium has sequenced the genome of the woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca).

   
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