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2008 National DNA Day Online Chatroom Transcript

This is just one question from an archive of the National DNA Day Moderated Chat held in April 2008. The NHGRI Director and many genomics experts from across NHGRI took questions from students, teachers and the general public on topics ranging from basic genomic research, to the genetic basis of disease, to ethical questions about genetic privacy.

What was your best experience working in genetics and biotechnology? (Chelsea)
     Kris Wetterstrand, M.S.: Working with the Sequences, Maps and Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) Libraries Program and the ENCODE (ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements) project. My best experience was working with the Human Genome Project. It was a great collaboration among very dedicated and creative people. I am also extremely excited for the future of DNA sequencing. DNA sequencing technology is about the revolutionize the speed and cost of sequencing. It will be much faster and cheaper. In not too many years, sequencing your genome might be a part of your regular health care.
Rock Canyon High School in CO (12th grade student)

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