The first draft of the human genome, Ari Patrinos
Interviewee: Ari Patrinos. The first draft of the human genome.
There was a lot of attention paid to the fact that somehow there wasn't a race, and that we are jointly celebrating it, but the most important thing is what was it that we were celebrating, that we actually had for the first time the draft of the human genome sequence. And for the first time we could have a bird's-eye view of the whole landscape and we could already start seeing some very, very interesting things. You know, that even though we were in the very early stage we couldn't, we couldn't help but start looking at the data themselves and seeing some patterns emerge about this landscape of the human genome, and you know, the number of genes that were suspected. I mean all these issues were, you know, tantalizing and fascinating.
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Ari Patrinos talks about the idea for the Human Genome Project.
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.
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 private and public efforts to sequence the human genome.
Ari Patrinos talks about biological and environmental research and big science enterprise.
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.
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.
Ari Patrinos talks about President Clinton's awareness of the Human Genome Project.
Ewan Birney talks about finding genes.
Ewan Birney talks about purpose of the Human Genome Project.