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Complete Human Genome Sequence Unveiled

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Complete Human Genome Sequence Unveiled

Complete Human Genome Sequence Unveiled

Complete Human Genome Sequence Unveiled

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This week, scientists unveiled the completed sequence of the human genome. In this hour, it's a genetics update. Now that we have all the building blocks of a human being, what do we do with that information? How will understanding the human genome change human health and disease?

Guests:

Dale Sandler, principal investigator of the Sister Study; chef of epidemiology at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health.

Evan Eichler, associate professor of genome sciences, University of Washington.

Eddy Rubin, director, U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.