Human Genome Project: 20 years later

14 Aug 2023

It's now 20 years since The Human Genome Project officially ended. Heralded as “one of the greatest scientific feats in history”,  this international collaboration generated the first sequence of the human genome. Launched in October 1990 and completed in April 2003, what has it revealed about the role that our DNA plays in lives and our health?

Associate Professor Vanessa Tyrell, Program Director of the Zero Childhood Cancer and Co-Head of Personalised Medicine at the Children's Cancer Institute and Professor Joseph Powell, the Director of Cellular Science at the Garvan Institute and the Director of the UNSW Cellular Genomics Futures Institute spoke with Suzanne Hill, presenter of Weekend Nightlife on ABC Radio.