The Human Genome Project-read (HGP-read)—an initiative to sequence the human genome and to improve the technology and costs associated with sequencing DNA—wrapped up in 2004. But now there’s a new initiative: the Human Genome Project-write (HGP-write). This is a synthetic biology initiative, and it’s a massive-scale collaboration to synthesize new species of microbes, plants and animals.
This trend is part of our section on Synthetic Biology. Other trends in this section include: