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.
Advances in genomics are reducing the cost of genome sequencing by a million-fold.
Genomics is helping us understand what makes each of us different and what makes us the same.
Genomics is illuminating human and family origins at a level not previously possible.
Genomics is ending diagnostic odysseys for patients with rare diseases.
Genomics is helping us choose the right medication at the right dose for each patient.
Genomics is revolutionizing health assessments before birth.
Genomics is establishing more robust methods for DNA-based forensic analyses.
Genomics is advancing the study of individual and communities of microbes.
Genomics is helping you accessing information about your genome from your home.
Genomics helps us understand evolution and protect our biological ecosystems.
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