Drawing the Map of Life: Inside the Human Genome Project

August 18, 2010

The Human Genome Project is one of the most important accomplishments in modern science. Science writer Victor McElheny joins Focus today to talk about the origins of the Project, the race to achieve the end goal, and today's efforts to exploit its results. It's not only a major event in medicine, says McElheny, but a striking example of how new technologies contribute to the formation of new hypotheses.

Guest: Victor K. McElheny (science writer; author of Drawing the Map of Life: Inside the Human Genome Project)