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The race to sequence the human genome - Tien Nguyen


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In 1990, The Human Genome Project proposed to sequence the entire human genome over 15 years with $3 billion of public funds. Then, seven years before its scheduled completion, a private company called Celera announced that they could accomplish the same goal in just three years at a fraction of the cost. Tien Nguyen details the history of this race to sequence the human genome.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Tien Nguyen
  • Director Barak Drori
  • Artist Yossi Gavan
  • Producer Michal Boico
  • Collaborator Office of Research Integrity
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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