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By HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Today, genomic testing is so common it can be initiated from the comfort of your own home. It’s easy to forget that the human genome sequence was first determined less than two decades ago. The monumental task of creating the first human reference genome came from a 13-year international labor of love.
“Thinking about the entire genome at once instead of one gene at a time changed biology forever,” said HudsonAlpha co-founder Jim Hudson.
October marked the 30-year anniversary of the inception of the Human Genome Project. HudsonAlpha faculty investigators recently reflected on the monumental accomplishment and lasting legacy of the project.
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