THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT has been awarded the 2017 Prince Mahidol Award, a Thai Royal Family annual award for groundbreaking advances in the fields of medicine and public health. The award was received on behalf of the project by Eric Green, MD, PhD, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Eric Green, MD, PhD
The Human Genome Project, completed in 2003, was an international, collaborative research program aimed at the complete mapping and sequencing of the human genome.
The Thai royal family awarded its two annual prizes in Bangkok, in late January 2018 through the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation under the Royal Patronage. ■