The Human Genome Project: Personal Stories

This film features personal accounts from scientists from the USA and UK who were involved in the Human Genome Project.

In 1990, the Human Genome Project set out to sequence the complete human genome for the first time. It was the largest international collaboration ever undertaken in biology and involved thousands of scientists from across the world.

Discover the human side of the Human Genome Project, a story of innovation, collaboration, data sharing and a race to the finish. This video features personal accounts from some of the scientists working in the USA and UK on the Human Genome Project. It includes Francis Collins (Director of the Human Genome Project) and John Sulston (Founding Director of the Sanger Institute).

Find out more about the Human Genome Project in our series here.