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The Human Genome Timeline

An animated journey from crossing pea plant varieties in a monastery garden to the completion of the international Human Genome Project - with many stops in-between

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From Mendel to the Human Genome Project


Timeline from the father of modern genetics in 1865 to the announcement of completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003.
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Beyond Linear Sequences


Regulatory variation is DNA sequence variation that occurs in non-coding genomic regions that influence gene expression.
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Ancient DNA


Timeline from 1984 genetic analysis of 140-year-old ancient zebra to 2014 genetic studies revealing kiwis are the closest living relatives of the huge elephant birds.

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The Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks


The first immortal cell line was discovered in

About the "Genome: Unlocking Life's Code" Exhibit

The "Genome: Unlocking Life's Code" exhibition was constructed in a manner that once it had completed its opening stay at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C., it could easily be disassembled and transported to museums and science centers across North America.

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Dr. Adam Felsenfeld, Ph.D.

Adam Felsenfeld, Ph.D., is a Program Director with overall responsibility for the NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program (GSP), and specific responsibility for the NHGRI Centers for Common Disease Genomics program and the GSP Analysis Centers. 

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