Whitehead’s leadership in the field of genomics goes back nearly to the Institute’s founding. It has been a driver of major discoveries about the human genome and made the single largest private-institution contribution to the completion of the Human Genome Project. The Institute continues to make discoveries about the genome and how its organization impacts its function. Uncovering the vast amount of information contained in our genome greatly enhances biomedicine’s ability to delineate the causes and mechanisms of disease.

Please partner with researchers such as Olivia CorradinMary GehringDavid Page, and Richard Young as they mine information on the base code of life — the genome.