Human Genome Project

A Cancer Data Pipeline in the Clouds

February 17, 2014

Globus Genomics, a new cloud-based platform that combines data management tools, elastic computation and a graphical workflow environment, is helping the laboratory of Kenan Onel, MD, PhD, director of the Familial Cancer Clinic at UCM, tackle the growing data challenges involved in studying the genetics of cancer. [Read more]

Copy Errors and Schizophrenia Genes

March 2, 2011

Here’s how genetic medicine was supposed to work. Once the basic menu of human genes was mapped by the Human Genome Project, scientists could turn their attention to gene variants associated with common diseases. These disease-associated [Read more]

A Christmas Present for Geneticists

January 4, 2011

On Christmas morning this year, most people hoped to find an iPad, a puppy, or a luxury car wrapped in a giant red bow under their tree. But geneticists received their present a day early, in the form of two landmark papers published on Christmas [Read more]

Breaking Genomic Bottlenecks

November 2, 2010

In its 13-year history, the National Human Genome Research Institute has had three directors. The first was James D. Watson, who had the small résumé advantage of being the co-discoverer of DNA. Watson was replaced by Francis Collins, who merely [Read more]