The Human Genome Project: big science transforms biology and medicine

  title={The Human Genome Project: big science transforms biology and medicine},
  author={Leroy E. Hood and Lee Rowen},
  booktitle={Genome Medicine},
The Human Genome Project has transformed biology through its integrated big science approach to deciphering a reference human genome sequence along with the complete sequences of key model organisms. The project exemplifies the power, necessity and success of large, integrated, cross-disciplinary efforts - so-called ‘big science’ - directed towards complex major objectives. In this article, we discuss the ways in which this ambitious endeavor led to the development of novel technologies and… CONTINUE READING
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