Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

LifeWOD #36

The successful sequencing of the human genome by The Humane Genome Project (HGP) turns ten this month.  This was, and is, a huge milestone in the understanding of what it means to be human and what that "blueprint" looks like.  I remember how excited my college genetics professor, Dr. Fet, would get when discussing this during our lab time.  Some things to consider...

A few things they have learned in the past ten  years...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41416475/ns/technology_and_science-science/

A previous article from it's current president, geneticist Francis Collins...
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=2192678&page=1

A brief overview of the HGP...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Genome_Project