Genome: Unlocking Life's Code
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It took nearly a decade, three billion dollars, and thousands of scientists to sequence the human genome in 2003. And thanks to the pioneering work of the Human Genome Project, we are starting to know so much more about ourselves, and our world.
Your genome is a roadmap that can help you trace your ancestral past, and take charge of your future health. Discover how our newfound ability to identify thousands of genes that contribute to disease has helped open the way to more personalized healthcare. Weigh in on the legal and ethical issues surrounding cutting-edge genomic research and its implications on society.
Explore stories of species diversity, de-extinction, and more! Discover how the collections at the RMSC have helped scientists gain new insights and learn about why zoological collections are important to scientific research.
See yourself in a new way: as an individual, as a member of a family, and as part of the diversity of life on Earth.