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April 2018 marked the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. To commemorate this milestone, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) launched the '15 for 15' Celebration, unveiling 15 ways that genomics has and continues to transform our world.

​15 for 15: DNA Sequencing | NHGRI
15 for 15: DNA Sequencing

Advances in genomics are reducing the cost of genome sequencing by a million-fold.

​15 for 15: Human Genomic Variation | NHGRI
15 for 15: Human Genomic Variation

​Genomics is helping us understand what makes each of us different and what makes us the same.

15 for 15: Cancer Genomics | NHGRI
15 for 15: Cancer Genomics

Genomics is transforming how we study, diagnose and treat cancer.

​15 for 15: Human Origins and Ancestry | NHGRI
15 for 15: Human Origins and Ancestry

Genomics is illuminating human and family origins at a level not previously possible.

​15 for 15: Agriculture | NHGRI
15 for 15: Agriculture

Genomics is empowering farmers to improve the food supply.

15 for 15: Genomes at Work | NHGRI
15 for 15: Genomes at Work

We are learning how our genomes serve as blueprints for life.

15 for 15: Rare Genetic Diseases | NHGRI
15 for 15: Rare Genetic Diseases

Genomics is ending diagnostic odysseys for patients with rare diseases.

15 for 15: Pharmacogenomics | NHGRI
15 for 15: Pharmacogenomics

Genomics is helping us choose the right medication at the right dose for each patient.

15 for 15: Noninvasive Prenatal Genetic Testing | NHGRI
15 for 15: Noninvasive Prenatal Genetic Testing

Genomics is revolutionizing health assessments before birth.

15 for 15: Enhanced Forensics | NHGRI
15 for 15: Enhanced Forensics

Genomics is establishing more robust methods for DNA-based forensic analyses.

​15 for 15: Microbes and Microbiomes | NHGRI
15 for 15: Microbes and Microbiomes

Genomics is advancing the study of individual and communities of microbes.

15 for 15: Direct-to-Consumer Genomic Testing | NHGRI
15 for 15: Direct-to-Consumer Genomic Testing

Genomics is helping you accessing information about your genome from your home.

​15 for 15: The Natural World | NHGRI
15 for 15: The Natural World

Genomics helps us understand evolution and protect our biological ecosystems.

15 for 15: Genome Editing | NHGRI
15 for 15: Genome Editing

Genomics is altering a genome with unparalleled efficiency and precision.

15 for 15: Social Context | NHGRI
15 for 15: Social Context

Genomics is fostering an appreciation for what our DNA means for our health, identities and culture.

Acknowledgements

The following people made significant contributions to reviewing and selecting the curated resources, reviewing the content, and/orsharing ideas and stories for this Celebration. We are grateful for their thoughtful contributions and informative feedback.

Maria Araya, Sam Berendzen, Kathy Blazer, Laura Bonetta, John Butler, Kathy Calzone, Jen Carroll, Sam Chan, Liz Cohn, Shoumita Dasgupta, Thao Do, Paul Durst, Cindy Encarnacion, Josh Farr, Glen Fox, Marnie Gelbart, Ella Greene-Moton, Chris Gunter, Karen Hanson, Melinda Hutcheon, Chanda Jefferson, Kim Kaphingst, Sara Katsanis, Esther Kim, Neil Lamb, Joslynn Lee, Elissa Levin, Sylvia Mann, Laura McCormick, Robert Middleton, Pat Miller, Steve Murphy, Ed Napia, James O'Leary, Aniwaa Owusu-Obeng, Daphne Rickard, Kate Reed, Bryony Ruegg, Donia Slack, Michelle Smith, Debra Spielmaker, Louisa Stark, Fahina Tavake-Pasi, Joey Wilcox, Consuelo H. Wilkins, and Leisa Zigman.

 

  • Acknowledgements

    The following people made significant contributions to reviewing and selecting the curated resources, reviewing the content, and/orsharing ideas and stories for this Celebration. We are grateful for their thoughtful contributions and informative feedback.

    Maria Araya, Sam Berendzen, Kathy Blazer, Laura Bonetta, John Butler, Kathy Calzone, Jen Carroll, Sam Chan, Liz Cohn, Shoumita Dasgupta, Thao Do, Paul Durst, Cindy Encarnacion, Josh Farr, Glen Fox, Marnie Gelbart, Ella Greene-Moton, Chris Gunter, Karen Hanson, Melinda Hutcheon, Chanda Jefferson, Kim Kaphingst, Sara Katsanis, Esther Kim, Neil Lamb, Joslynn Lee, Elissa Levin, Sylvia Mann, Laura McCormick, Robert Middleton, Pat Miller, Steve Murphy, Ed Napia, James O'Leary, Aniwaa Owusu-Obeng, Daphne Rickard, Kate Reed, Bryony Ruegg, Donia Slack, Michelle Smith, Debra Spielmaker, Louisa Stark, Fahina Tavake-Pasi, Joey Wilcox, Consuelo H. Wilkins, and Leisa Zigman.

     

Last updated: April 25, 2018