Genetic evidence shows that humans evolved in Africa and continue to evolve.
New technologies like the Virochip harness DNA's properties to identify and fight new viruses.
Dr. Ganem analyses the complex causes of epidemics—how changes in the environment and in human social behavior can give rise to new infectious diseases.
Although there are numerous kinds of cancer, all stem from alterations that allow cell division to outstrip cell demise.
Dr. Lander explores human genetic variation and how it may affect individual susceptibility to certain diseases.
The chromosome ends, or telomeres, are necessary for DNA stability and replication.
Dr. Eric Lander takes us on a tour of this remarkable genetic century, describing the rapid advances in DNA sequencing technologies and information science.