Project Strands

This strand of the project reconstructs the efforts to determine the fine chemical sequence that constitutes human genetic material. Its starting point is investigating different human genome initiatives that proliferated in countries like Italy, France, Britain and the United States during the second half of the 1980s. These independent, national...

James’ focus is on the projects to map and then sequence the genome of the domesticated pig. To that end, he combines archival research with oral interviews and insights from literature in a number of different disciplines, including history of science, philosophy of science and social studies of science. The...

The systematic mapping and sequencing of the yeast genome (http://www.yeastgenome.org) began in the late 1980s and was completed in 1996 by an international consortium coordinated by the XII Directorate-General of the European Commission. In its implementation the project benefitted from the communitarian ethos of the yeast geneticists, their considerable number...

The bibliometric & "big data" strand of the project aims to analyse the network of actors and institutions which were involved in sequencing the human, pig and yeast genomes. This strand explores how the actors involved may have changed over time. The dynamics and changes of the networks are compared...

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Exploring pig genetics in France

Human Genome This strand of the project reconstructs the efforts to determine the fine chemical sequence that constitutes human genetic material. Its starting point is investigating different human genome initiatives that proliferated in countries like Italy, France, Britain and the United States during the second half of the 1980s. These … (Read more)


Advisory Board Meeting and Second Phase of Project

Human Genome This strand of the project reconstructs the efforts to determine the fine chemical sequence that constitutes human genetic material. Its starting point is investigating different human genome initiatives that proliferated in countries like Italy, France, Britain and the United States during the second half of the 1980s. These … (Read more)


The unusual pioneer of the Human Genome Project

Human Genome This strand of the project reconstructs the efforts to determine the fine chemical sequence that constitutes human genetic material. Its starting point is investigating different human genome initiatives that proliferated in countries like Italy, France, Britain and the United States during the second half of the 1980s. These … (Read more)


TRANSGENE on tour

Human Genome This strand of the project reconstructs the efforts to determine the fine chemical sequence that constitutes human genetic material. Its starting point is investigating different human genome initiatives that proliferated in countries like Italy, France, Britain and the United States during the second half of the 1980s. These … (Read more)


June events

Human Genome This strand of the project reconstructs the efforts to determine the fine chemical sequence that constitutes human genetic material. Its starting point is investigating different human genome initiatives that proliferated in countries like Italy, France, Britain and the United States during the second half of the 1980s. These … (Read more)


Classifying people, practices and institutions

Human Genome This strand of the project reconstructs the efforts to determine the fine chemical sequence that constitutes human genetic material. Its starting point is investigating different human genome initiatives that proliferated in countries like Italy, France, Britain and the United States during the second half of the 1980s. These … (Read more)


The yeast telomeres

Human Genome This strand of the project reconstructs the efforts to determine the fine chemical sequence that constitutes human genetic material. Its starting point is investigating different human genome initiatives that proliferated in countries like Italy, France, Britain and the United States during the second half of the 1980s. These … (Read more)


Collaborating with the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

Human Genome This strand of the project reconstructs the efforts to determine the fine chemical sequence that constitutes human genetic material. Its starting point is investigating different human genome initiatives that proliferated in countries like Italy, France, Britain and the United States during the second half of the 1980s. These … (Read more)


The history of pig genome research enters the matrix

Human Genome This strand of the project reconstructs the efforts to determine the fine chemical sequence that constitutes human genetic material. Its starting point is investigating different human genome initiatives that proliferated in countries like Italy, France, Britain and the United States during the second half of the 1980s. These … (Read more)


Tracing the history of European biotechnology in the HAEU

Human Genome This strand of the project reconstructs the efforts to determine the fine chemical sequence that constitutes human genetic material. Its starting point is investigating different human genome initiatives that proliferated in countries like Italy, France, Britain and the United States during the second half of the 1980s. These … (Read more)


Scientific archives and the history of genomics

Human Genome This strand of the project reconstructs the efforts to determine the fine chemical sequence that constitutes human genetic material. Its starting point is investigating different human genome initiatives that proliferated in countries like Italy, France, Britain and the United States during the second half of the 1980s. These … (Read more)