• By Dana Sparks

The Genome Project - Determining All 6 Billion Letters of Human DNA

April 19, 2013

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project, a roughly 10-year, $3-billion, international effort to determine all 6 billion letters (3 billion base pairs) of human DNA. It was a major scientific achievement funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, several international governments, private capital, dozens of academic and research medical centers. It also included participation and collaboration from thousands of public and private scientists around the world. Now, we're taking these technologies into patient care with programs like Individualized Medicine Clinic, which brings genomics into care of patients with advanced cancers and difficult diagnoses. 

Sound bites with Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., director of the Center for Individualized Medicine at Mayo Clinic, are available in the downloads.

Expert title for broadcast cg: Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Mayo Clinic Individualized Medicine

Dr. Farrugia is also available for interviews and commentary.
Please contact:  Sam Smith   [email protected]
507-284-5005 (days), 507-284-2511 (evenings) 

 

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