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Human Genome Project

The UK played a huge part in reading the entire DNA sequence in the human genome - more then 3,000,000,000 bases.

Human Genome Project

The politics of genome science

Mr Blair was Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007.

Professor David Bentley discusses the benefits of the Human Genome Project

Professor Bentley was Head of Human Genetics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Ewan Birney recounts how he became involved as a post graduate student

Ewan Birney was part of the team that analysed the first human DNA sequence.

Francis Collins believes the Human Genome Project will ‘revolutionise the practice of medicine’

Francis Collins led the United States’ contribution to the Human Genome Project for 10 years from 1993.

How has the Human Genome Project contributed our understanding of common disease

Professor Peter Donnelly is Director of the Wellcome Trust's Centre for Human Genetics

Sir John Sulston was awarded the 2002 Nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine

John led the UK arm of the Human Genome Project, based at the Sanger Institute near Cambridge.

Sir Mark Walport is the former Director of the Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust funded the sequencing of one third of the human genome.

James Watson was one of the winners of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

James Watson is best remembered for his role in the team that discovered the double helix of DNA.


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How do we know all of this? Hear from those were involved in the huge task of reading the human genome.