Genome Lates: The Human Genome: The gift that keeps on giving 

6:00 pm on October 29, 2020 | Online Talk

Do you recognize history is being made when you are part of making it?

If you missed the event you can catch up with our YouTube recording below, Dr Jane Loveland, Annotation Project Leader, EMBL-EBI, Dr Kerstin Howe, Senior Scientific Manager, Sanger Institute, and Dr Simon G. Gregory, Professor of Neurology, Duke University School of Medicine in conversation with scientist and science communicator Dr Chris Gunter reflecting on their contributions to the landmark Human Genome Project, the incredible impact it has had on science, medicine and society and how we apply this knowledge today.

 

This event was part of a special Human Genome Project anniversary season 2020 to celebrate 20 years since the landmark first draft of the complete Human Genome. Over the season we explored some of the groundbreaking work happening at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire and met the people behind the science. Our free online conversations presented personal stories and reflected on breathtaking advances in genomic science, while inviting audiences to discuss and share views of the impact of new discoveries on their lives and wider society, today and into the future. We heard from our current Campus Institute Directors, people who worked during the earliest days of the Human Genome Project, some of today’s early career researchers, and scientists working to defeat the spread of COVID-19.

 

You can also explore ourYouTube channelfor some great films and resources on the Human Genome Project.

 

Image: Data sample from study at Duke University, USA by Dr Simon Gregory, Department of Neurology, Duke University