The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Episode:
The Human Genome Project at 20
Aired: Mar 01, 2021

In February 2001, after a remarkable global effort, the Human Genome Project published its first draft in an effort to map the 3 billion big pairs of our entire genome. That was heralded as a massive accomplishment that would yield incredible dividends. Two decades later, how should we understand the legacy of the project, and did it deliver the anticipated result. With us to reflect on that in Santa Cruz, California, David Haussler, Scientific Director of the Genomics Institute of the University of California at Santa Cruz, who led the team that assembled the first human genome sequence. More.