Human Genome Project and the future, Ewan Birney
Interviewee: Ewan Birney Human Genome Project and the future.
It's trite to say it, but it is the start. It's finding the edge around the end of, around the sides of the jigsaw. We still have the rest of the jigsaw to put together and there are millions upon millions of different pieces of information that we've got to piece together to really understand it. It's going to take hundreds of years, I think, to get a deep understanding of it. And I'm just excited being in a position to keep on building over the next year, the next five years, the next ten or twenty years.
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Ewan Birney talks about how many genes are in the human genome.
Ewan Birney talks about purpose of the Human Genome Project.
Dr. Ewan Birney is a bioinformatician and worked on the Human Genome Project.
Mike Hunkapiller, a developer of automated sequencing, speaks about the effect of automation on sequencing in the late 1990s.
James Watson talks about from the double helix to the Human Genome Project.
James Watson talks about technology and the Human Genome Project.
Ewan Birney talks about the number of genes in the human genome.
James Watson talks about human Genome Project and the future.
Doctor Thomas Insel points out that while the human genome project is largely complete, the real challenge lies in figuring out the function of each gene.
Ewan Birney, a key player in the computing and analysis of the genome, reflects on the implications of the Human Genome Project for biology.