Funding the Human Genome Project, James Watson
Interviewee: James Watson. James Watson talks about funding the Human Genome Project.
Money was clearly in everyone's mind, were you going to be able to afford it. At that time to work out a letter was ten dollars a base pair, so it was a thirty billion dollar project, and that began to look gigantic, that was much more than, you know, our medical research budget for three or four years. And so no one who was currently being supported by the Government wanted to lose their money for the Human Genome Project.
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James Watson talks about the Human Genome Project and government funding.
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James Watson talks about beginnings of the Human Genome Project at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
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