NHGRI logo

Oral History Collection

Eric Green

In this interview, Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), talks with Christopher Donohue, Ph.D., NHGRI historian, about the significance of the “Initial sequencing and analysis of the human genome” paper published in Nature in February 2001. They describe the key conclusions of the paper, how the paper and the data analysis represented key milestones for the Human Genome Project, how the genomics community finished the “draft” sequence in 2003 and the legacies of the draft sequence paper.