Thirty years ago this month saw the birth of one of the most audacious research programs in biology: The Human Genome Project, an ambitious plan to read the DNA sequence of the entire human genome. Ten years later, in June 2000—after billions of dollars, countless hours of DNA sequencing, and a huge amount of effort from an international collaboration from 20 institutions in six countries—the first draft of the Human Genome was unveiled.
Dr. Eric Green has seen the Human Genome Project through from its inception to the published sequence and into what’s now the fully-fledged field of human genomics. Today, he’s a leading light in the world of genes, genomes and genome sequencing.
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