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The Pathway to Genomic Medicine

Author(s): Richard A. Gibbs, PhD

An Enormous Amount of Sequence Data was Generated Through the Human Genome Project

Edited Transcript from “The Pathway to Genomic Medicine,” Richard Gibbs, PhD*
And of course after that, we came home and figured that we had a lot of Ts, Cs, As, and Gs, and didn’t really understand them, and asked ourselves the critical question, “How could we begin to interpret these data and eke out what was inside of them?” And we pretty much came to the conclusion that what we needed more than anything else was actually more sequence data, in order to drive comparative genomics and to generate some sources of genetic variation and so forth.

* 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.