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Oral History Collection

Bob Waterston and Jane Rogers

In this interview with NHGRI Historian, Chris Donohue, Ph.D., Drs. Waterston and Rogers discuss their respective roles in the Human Genome Project, the critical events leading up to the completion of the “draft sequence” and the publication of the “draft sequence” paper and the “companion papers.” They also address challenges they overcome in the Human Genome Project in 1999 and 2000, and the legacies of the “draft sequence” paper and the Human Genome Project for genetics and molecular biology.