History of the Human Genome Project
You can find full details of how the story of the HGP unfolded on this website.
In brief, although about two-thirds of the HGP was completed in the USA, scientists around the world including the UK, Germany, France, Japan and Canada were allocated individual chromosomes to sequence. They made very rapid progress and by mid 2000 most of the human genes were known and also many disease-causing mutations.
Use the website to draw a fifteen year time line from 1990, putting in details of when each chromosome was completed and when the genomes of the comparative animals were fully sequenced.
Use of human genetic information