Watch, experience the Human Genome Project journey

The foundation

In 1969, the Baylor College of Medicine started work unraveling the mystery of the double helix. Today the College’s Department of Molecular and Human Genetics ranks nationally. But it all had to start somewhere.

The breakthrough

Mouse genetics and the establishment of automated gene sequencing transformed the way BCM looked at genes.


The Baylor Human Genome Sequencing Center was a key part in the international effort to map the human genome.

These video clips were produced by Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H., writer and Billy T. Miller IV, videographer and editor. Narration: Graciela Gutierrez. These clips were taken from a video produced for the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine.

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