In the past 15 years, scientists have made great strides in understanding the human genome — that is, the full suite of genes that work together to make us who we are. From the pioneering Human Genome Project that sequenced all 3 billion bases of a human genome to more recent advances such as exome sequencing, haplotyping, and more, we have a far better understanding of how biology relates to disease than ever before. We are truly fortunate to be living in the genomic age.
For more information about genetics and genomics, rare diseases, and DNA analysis, check out these online resources:
Human Genome Project and its accomplishments:
Ashkenazi genetic diseases: