By Tara Jones

In the Era of a Genomics Revolution

Today is officially dubbed by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) as DNA Day, marking the anniversary of two genomic advances history: the discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA by Watson and Crick in 1953, and the completion of the Human Genome Project (HGP) by a collaboration of researchers in 2003. As a result of these scientific breakthroughs, we are currently living through a genomics revolution with life-changing medical advancements happening daily.