The complete sequence of a human genome

The complete sequence of a human genome

 Abstract In 2001, Celera Genomics and the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium published their initial drafts of the human genome, which revolutionized the field of genomics. While these drafts and the updates that followed effectively covered the...
When DNA Research Doesn’t Benefit All of Us

When DNA Research Doesn’t Benefit All of Us

(Illustration by Maiken Scott) The Pulse, WHYY | May 21, 2021 There’s long been an idea that sharing our DNA for research benefits the greater good — that it leads to new insights, new medications, and new discoveries. In humans, 99.9% of DNA is the same. It’s the...