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Oral History Collection

Shirley Tilghman

Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D. is the President Emerita and Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. She was also the founding director of the university’s multidisciplinary Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. In this oral history, Dr. Tilghman talks about the initial opinions and perceptions of the Human Genome Project, the challenges it faced as well as its victories. She also talks about what has defined the legacy of the Human Genome Project.