Not so much a post in the usual sense, but I wanted to bring your attention to something pretty interesting that Science is doing this month as a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the completion of the human genome project. At least to my sense, it’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years, but the fact stands, nevertheless. Truly a momentous achievement, learning the sequence of each and every base pair that makes each of us who we are.
In any case, rather than try to summarize what Science is doing, it’s much more beneficial for you to get the info straight from the source. There are some great essays and reports from people involved in the original efforts to sequence the human genome, as well as other big names in the sequencing and genomics fields.
These essays touch on the advances we’ve made since 2001 and what we’ve learned about our genome in that time. What have we accomplished in the way of translating our knowledge of disease-responsible into cures/treatments? Where does the field of personal genomics and genomic-based medicine stand? What do we stand to learn in the future?
Visit the special series here. Hope you enjoy.
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