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30th Anniversary of the Human Genome Project

Interviews with genomics leaders

October 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the Human Genome Project (HGP). To commemorate this historic milestone, NHGRI’s History of Genomics Program is featuring 30 oral history interviews with prominent genomics experts relevant to the HGP and the broader field of genomics. This collection includes interviews with HGP architects, government officials who managed the HGP and researchers who actively contributed to the HGP’s success. We will feature one oral history per week for 30 consecutive weeks, culminating on Oct. 1, 2020.


Michael Gottesman (Part II)

Part two of this oral history follows Michael Gottesman, M.D. to his position as deputy director for Intramural Research for the entirety of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Gottesman delves deep into what decision making looks like at the NIH level, what the contributions of significant players have been in the past ten years, as well as what his expectations are for the future of genomic health.