The Human Genome Project

Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations September 20, 2011 Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA

John Quackenbush,Ph.D., Professor of Computational Biology & Biostatistics, Dept of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health; Professor of Cancer Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI); and Director, DFCI Center for Cancer Computational Biology (CCCB)

Professor Quackenbush discusses the challenge presented by genomic science. Genomic science has transformed biological science through the development of technologies that make it possible to survey, on a global scale, organisms and their gene, protein, and metabolic patterns of expression. The challenge is no longer how to generate these vast bodies of genomic data, but rather in how to best collect, manage, and analyze the data. Dr. Quackenbush's research group develops computational approaches to reveal patterns of gene expression, particularly in cancer.

The Curiosity Guide to the Human Genome (2011). Dr. John Quackenbush, a renowned scientist and professor, conducts a fascinating tour of the history and science behind the Human Genome Project and the technologies that are revolutionizing the practice of medicine today.