Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center celebrates 20 years since the completion of the Human Genome Project - (Thursday, April 13, 2023)
On April 14, 2003, the National Human Genome Research Institute and its international partners, including the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (BCM-HGSC), announced the completion of the Human Genome Project and the successful generation of a highly accurate and publicly available reference sequence of the human genome.
To celebrate the anniversary of completion of this unprecedented project, carried out from 1990 to 2003 and considered one of the most ambitious and important scientific endeavors in human history, From the Labs sat with Dr. Richard Gibbs, director of the BCM-HGSC since its establishment in 1996, to learn about the role BCM has played in this landmark global scientific effort.
The Human Genome Project Turns 20: Here's How It Altered the World - (Tuesday, April 11, 2023)
Marking the 20th anniversary of the announcement of the first complete sequencing of the human genome, Gizmodo takes a look at the achievements and ongoing legacy of the ambitious Human Genome Project (HGP). The tech website also interviews Dr. Richard Gibbs, founding director of the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center, which was one of five institutions that together contributed around 80% of the data for the HGP.
GigaScience names Dr. Fritz Sedlazeck guest editor for new T2T series - (Monday, April 3, 2023)
Dr. Fritz Sedlazeck of the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center and Dr. Jue Ruan of the Agricultural Genomics Institute at Shenzhen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, have been named guest editors of a new thematic series by GigaScience highlighting the telomere-to-telomere (T2T) approach to gapless sequences. The series will focus on T2T papers, including discussions of standards and definitions, datasets, methods and technologies.
Shining a light on dark genes - (Tuesday, March 7, 2023)
The PacBio blog takes a look at recent studies that examine the benefits of incorporating long-read sequencing in population genomics programs. Recently, HGSC's Dr. Fritz Sedlazeck led a collaborative project with Twist Bioscience and PacBio to optimize a gene panel for HiFi long-read technology. The main result of this study has been made available as the Twist Alliance Dark Genes Panel.