Institute for Systems Biology founder Lee Hood and his colleagues recently published a groundbreaking paper detailing the first whole genome sequencing of a family. Expected to boost the power and impact of genetic research, the study offers the first direct estimate of the human intergenerational mutation rate and pushes researchers closer to discovering the role genes play in diseases. Hood will recap the Human Genome Project, tie it into his recent research, and discuss where this technology is headed.
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