Friday, May 22, 2015

Including the First Draft of the Human Genome (2001)

Initially I thought it would be enough to put the text of the 1991 edition online with corrections, and an update, when time permits, of significant secondary sources that have appeared since then; however, I found myself updating the molecular biology section, where so many monumental discoveries have occurred during the past 25 years. In the process of updating that section I decided to include the first drafts of the human genome in 2001.

I like the symmetry of starting the chronology at roughly 2000 BCE and ending the documentation at around 2000: specifically 2001.

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