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The Pathway to Genomic Medicine

Author(s): Richard A. Gibbs, PhD

Progress in Knowledge Discovery: 2000 Completion of the Human Genome Project

Edited Transcript from “The Pathway to Genomic Medicine,” Richard Gibbs, PhD*
So we’ve gone from that now through sequencing the whole human genome, and here’s the scene from the White House where everyone had a group hug, saying, “It’s all done and the private and public sectors have all agreed to disagree about certain things, but the datasets speak for themselves.” That’s the shortest history of the Genome Project I’ve ever been able to deliver—down to about ten seconds?

* Notes in this slide presentation are adapted from the transcript of “The Pathway to Genomic Medicine,” a presentation by Richard Gibbs, PhD, given in August 2007, as part of Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Medicine Grand Rounds Human Genetics Symposium.