Basics 2008

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Big Picture

Genomics has drastically changed the way we see the world

  • Genome sequencing
    • 1994 first (bacterial) genome sequenced
    • 2001 Human genome completed

Times Magazine

  • ENCODE project (2007)

Nature cover

GOS Expedition

  • 1000 Genomes program (2008)
    • January 22 2008 NIH News: NIH announces "sequencing the genomes of at least a thousand people from around the world to create the most detailed and medically useful picture to date of human genetic variation"

1000 genomes