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Summer Lecture Series I: Dr. Eric Green

Lecture: Science

Jul 11, 2018

Speaker(s): Eric D. Green, MD, PhD, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute
This event is recommended for: Summer Interns; Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

First in the series of lectures specifically arranged for trainees in the NIH Summer Internship Program.  

Title: From the Human Genome Project to Precision Medicine: A Journey to Advance Human Health


Starting with the launch of the Human Genome Project in 1990, the past quarter-century has brought spectacular achievements in genomics that dramatically empower the study of human biology and disease. The human genomics enterprise is now in the midst of an important transition, as the growing foundation of genomic knowledge is being used by researchers and clinicians to tackle increasingly complex problems in biomedicine. Of particular prominence is the use of revolutionary new DNA sequencing technologies for generating prodigious amounts of DNA sequence data to elucidate the complexities of genome structure, function, and evolution, as well as to unravel the genomic bases of rare and common diseases. Meanwhile, impactful clinical applications of genomics are now emerging. Together, these developments are ushering in the era of precision medicine.

NIH Videocast is available: