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Oral History Collection

Maynard Olson

Maynard Olson, Ph.D., professor of Genome Sciences and Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, is a major figure in genomics research, and his research involving large-scale genome analysis – with emphases on both technology development and applications – made him an invaluable participant in the Human Genome Project. Dr. Olson’s oral history explores his early years growing up near the National Institutes of Health, his efforts to map the yeast genome in 1987, and his role as mentor to Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., the current director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).