Cracking the Code: Disease Research and the Human Genome

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Cracking the Code: Disease Research and the Human Genome
California Academy of Sciences - California Academy of Sciences
Dr. Jeffrey Boore opens the fall 2009 BioForum with an overview of the structure and function of DNA and the history of scientific efforts to sequence genomes of many organisms, including humans. He also looks at the future of genomic research and its potential impacts on our understanding of genetics.We are in the midst of a renaissance in the biological sciences, which is spurring the growth of brand new fields like functional and comparative genomics. These new fields are revealing novel insights into evolutionary biology, medicine, developmental biology and many other areas, transforming the way scientists look at life.Join the California Academy of Sciences to learn about genomics, hear about compelling current research, and explore the future of this rapidly advancing field.

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