Nearly Complete Human Genome Sequenced
Nearly Complete Human Genome Sequenced
In a preprint, researchers fill in some of the holes left in the first draft of the human genetic code, published at the turn of the century.
Nearly Complete Human Genome Sequenced
Nearly Complete Human Genome Sequenced

In a preprint, researchers fill in some of the holes left in the first draft of the human genetic code, published at the turn of the century.

In a preprint, researchers fill in some of the holes left in the first draft of the human genetic code, published at the turn of the century.

Human Genome Project
Human Reference Genome Doesn’t Capture Full Genetic Diversity
Human Reference Genome Doesn’t Capture Full Genetic Diversity
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 1, 2019
A new analysis of 1,000 Swedes uncovers a chromosome’s worth of novel DNA sequences—much of them ancient—underscoring the need for a more diverse reference genome.
Opinion: Greater Diversity Is Needed in Human Genomic Data
Opinion: Greater Diversity Is Needed in Human Genomic Data
Charles Lee | Sep 1, 2019
Researchers must ensure that the inequality seen in most of today’s genomic studies and databases is corrected.
John Sulston, Human Genome Project Leader, Dies
John Sulston, Human Genome Project Leader, Dies
Kerry Grens | Mar 11, 2018
The biologist earned a Nobel Prize in 2002 for his work on C. elegans.
“Human Genome Project-Write” Unveiled
“Human Genome Project-Write” Unveiled
Jef Akst | Jun 2, 2016
A proposal to synthesize entire genomes—the subject of a controversial, invitation-only meeting at Harvard last month—is formally presented in Science.
Secret Genome Meeting
Secret Genome Meeting
Jef Akst | May 16, 2016
A closed-door gathering at Harvard last week hosted researchers talking about synthesizing entire genomes, including that of humans. 
Life After Sequencing
Life After Sequencing
Eva Amsen | Feb 1, 2016
Fifteen years after publication of the human genome’s first draft sequence, what has become of the hundreds of researchers who worked on the project?
Illuminating the Interactome
Illuminating the Interactome
Molly Sharlach | Nov 20, 2014
A massive screen yields the most comprehensive map of binary human protein interactions to date.
Human Gene Set Shrinks Again
Human Gene Set Shrinks Again
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 8, 2014
Proteomic data suggest the human genome may encode fewer than 20,000 genes.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 30, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Sharing the Wealth
Sharing the Wealth
Jef Akst | May 1, 2014
From research results to electronic health records, biomedical data are becoming increasingly accessible. How can scientists best capitalize on the information deluge?
Genome Update
Genome Update
Tracy Vence | Jan 2, 2014
Scientists present the first major human genome assembly update since 2009.
Genomics Investment Boosts US Economy
Genomics Investment Boosts US Economy
Dan Cossins | Jun 13, 2013
A new analysis suggests that the Human Genome Project has delivered $178 for every federal dollar invested, but many analysts are not convinced by the figures.
Opinion: The Payoff of Big Science
Opinion: The Payoff of Big Science
K. John Morrow Jr. | Jun 3, 2013
Was the Human Genome Project the key to a gold mine?
Erica Larschan: Hitting Her Targets
Erica Larschan: Hitting Her Targets
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2012
Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, & Biochemistry Brown University, Age: 36
The Road Less Traveled
The Road Less Traveled
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2012
First, Aravinda Chakravarti drew a map of how scientists might unravel the genetics of complex disease. Then he blazed the trail.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 14, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Opinion: What Is the Human Genome?
Ken Weiss | Aug 17, 2012
The human genome that researchers sequenced at the turn of the century doesn’t really exist as we know it.
Burgers and Flies
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2012
Inspired by Darwin, Mohamed Noor has uncovered the molecular dance by which a single species becomes two.
Our Missing Genes
Sabrina Richards | Feb 17, 2012
New research suggests that the average person has about 20 genes with loss-of-function mutations—many more than previously suspected.