About the cover
It is 10 years to the month since the publication of a draft sequence of the human genome by the Human Genome Project. To mark the anniversary, this issue of Nature includes three major papers on human genomics. The light bulb theme on the cover relates to one of them, in which Eric Green, Mark Guyer and others from the US National Human Genome Research Institute provide a vision for the future of genomic medicine (page 204). Eric Lander, present at the birth of the Human Genome Project, looks back at what has been achieved in genomics and speculates on future prospects (page 187). And Elaine Mardis (page 198) discusses the DNA sequencing technologies that have catalysed rapid genomic advances during the past ten years. Picture credit: Darryl Leja & Jay Latman (NHGRI, NIH).
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