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225 Years of Tar Heels: Francis Collins


It is known as the instruction book for human DNA, and we have the team led by Dr. Francis Collins to thank for it. A physician and geneticist trained at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine (Class of 1977), Collins successfully led the Human Genome Project, which in 2003 was found to have identified and mapped all of the genes of the human genome. (UNC.edu)

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