The Global Challenge of Genomics Education: A Path to the Future

  • David L. Haury
  • Ross H. Nehm
Part of the Advances in Microbial Ecology book series (AMIE)


Since the nine genes of a bacteriophage were first sequenced in 1977 (Sanger et al. 1977), genomics research has transformed the study of genetics and has stimulated the emergence of an ever-lengthening list of new research specializations, including computational genomics, bioinformatics, metagenomics, pharmacogenomics, structural genomics, and more. The much-heralded publication of the human genome in Nature (Feb. 15, 2001) and Science (Feb. 16, 2001) marked not only a major advancement of knowledge but also a fundamental change in how biological research is done (Butler 2001). It has been noted that “When historians look back at this turning of the millennium, they will note that the major scientific breakthrough of the era was the characterization in ultimate detail of the genetic instructions that make a human being” (Collins and Jegalian 1999).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Teaching and LearningThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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