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A decade on from the Human Genome Project, what is the state of the science? Explore the latest thinking, with resources from Oxford University Press. Dawn Field assesses the new wave of human genome projects, while John Parrington explores the Junk DNA question.

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Sequencing a million human genomes? Dawn Field investigates the potential benefits.
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The Deeper Genome
How has our understanding of the human genome developed since the completion of the Human Genome Project?
Molecular Biology and Evolution
Qiliang Ding and Ya Hu propose that Neanderthals may have helped East Asians adapt to sunlight.
Genome Biology and Evolution
The Genome of a Mongolian individual reveals the genetic imprints of Mongolians on modern human populations.
Science in Wonderland
What was children’s science education like 150 years ago? Melanie Keene describes the scientific fairy tales of Victorian Britain.
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Read the introduction to find out more about the visible memorabilia of science and scientists in Budapest.

Dawn Field, on the new age of genomics

John Parrington, on why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye.

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