George Church: The father of personalized genomics

Dr. George Church is a professor of genetics at Harvard and a professor of Health Sciences & Technology at Harvard and MIT. George helped initiate the human genome project in 1994 and has played a pivotal role in molecular genetics ever since. In 2005, Dr. Church initiated the Personal Genome Project which aims to make personal genome sequencing more affordable, accessible, and useful for humankind.

The following educational and entertaining video first aired in July 2009 and has been viewed on YouTube by over 15,000 people. After watching this video, how much closer do you thing George is to accomplishing his goal and how much has changed since this video first aired almost two years ago?


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