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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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Can Genetically Engineered Bacteria Solve The Plastic Pollution Crisis?


Plastic is an innovation which has pervaded every aspect of modern life, but human dependence on plastic comes at a heavy price. Plastic remains in the environment for millenia, bre...
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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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Ancestry vs. Race: Implications for Society


What is the difference between race and ancestry? How does ancestry inference work? What implications does it have for society? Home genetic testing kits such as 23andMe and Ancestr...

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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