Web Extra: History of the Human Genome Project

April 03, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Less than half a century ago, very little was known about genetic factors in human diseases.  Today, after over $3.8 billion in federal investments, the results of the Human Genome Project have fueled discovery and innovation in biotechnology and health.  In a recent interview, MetroFocus anchor Rafael Pi Roman spoke with Dr. Robert Darnell, President and Scientific Director of the New York Genome Center, about the future of genomic medicine and DNA sequencing.  You can learn about the storied history and outcomes of the Human Genome Project over the past decades with the interactive timeline below:

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