We’ve come a long way. In fact, it took over ten years, more than 20 labs and about $3 billion to sequence the first human genome. But the story of genetics starts long before that.
The Czech friar, abbot, and scientist Gregor Mendel establishes the rules of heredity through hundreds of experiments with pea plants.
James Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins are awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the structure of DNA – based on work by Raymond Gosling and Rosalind Franklin.
The first whole human genome map is completed. The effort takes 10 years, 20 labs and $3B dollars.
Veritas announces myGenome, whole genome sequencing and interpretation for $999 available to consumers and physicians.