The Human Genome Project was more than just sequencing, Ari Patrinos
Interviewee: Ari Patrinos. Ari Patrinos, director of the US Department of Energy's sequencing effort, talks about the public genome project's aims that extended beyond those of the private project. (DNAi Location: Genome > The project > Players > Public consortium > More than the sequence)
The Human Genome Project as advertised and ultimately sold was a lot more than just delivering on the sequence. It was doing everything that the sequence would also allow us to do. And also a very significant component of the program was in fact the education part, so in a way the Human Genome Project wasn't just delivering on the sequence, but also creating this new generation of molecular biologists who would take all this wonderful information, this powerful information, and advance the field of biology with all its applications, broadly speaking, in universities and laboratories around the world.
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Ari Patrinos, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's sequencing effort, talks about the private genome project announcement and public funding.
Ari Patrinos talks about the idea for the Human Genome Project.
Ari Patrinos, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's sequencing effort and friend to the leaders of both projects, speaks about the media surrounding the Human Genome Project.
Ari Patrinos talks about private and public efforts to sequence the human genome.
Ari Patrinos talks about biological and environmental research and big science enterprise.
Nobel Laureate John Sulston, former director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, talks about the competition within the public sequencing effort, and the distraction of the private.
Eric Lander talks about analysis in public and private Human Genome Projects.
Ari Patrinos talks about the first draft of the human genome.
For the first draft of the genome sequence, both teams were working to identify the number of human genes. Here, Ewan Birney, a "numbers man" from the public genome project, explains how genes can be recognized and the data from the genome project used.
Eric Lander, director of the Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research, explains where the DNA donors for the first reference sequence came from.