Last updated: February 07, 2014
The Human Genome:
A Decade of Discovery, Creating a Healthy Future
Monday, June 7, 2010
Grand Hyatt Washington
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Washington D.C., 20001
Explorers such as Columbus, Magellan and Lewis and Clark have much in common with the researchers who produced the human genome. All of them lived a voyage of discovery. Each found a new world - some by crossing oceans in sailing ships, others by peering inward with powerful new machines that decipher digital information. The explorers and genome researchers both brought back the kind of maps that guide future discoveries and change humankinds' view of the world and itself.
The information below provides historic background on projects led by the National Human Genome Research Institute and its collaborators to answer fundamental biological questions about how the human genome works and to advance the use of this knowledge to improve human health. The background may assist you in developing story ideas and framing questions during the panel discussions with the researchers.
Last Updated: February 7, 2014