2 feb. 2010

Historia y futuro de la genómica humana

Filmed in front of a live student audience, this webcast features Nobel Laureate James Watson and Former NHGRI Director Francis Collins discussing the history and future of human genetics. Dr. Watson and Dr. Collins talk about the advances in their research since the description of the shape of DNA 50 years ago; how genes might be replicated; and the mapping and sequencing of the human genome in 2003. Dr. Watson recalls his "eureka moment," when discovering the shape of the double helix, while students from the audience participate in an exercise of matching up base pairs. NHGRI researcher Vence Bonham participates in the discussion about using genetic discoveries wisely and Dr. Collins encourages students to consider a career in genomics.

For more information: http://www.genome.gov/19016623