Teens explore the history of the Human Genome Project and its impact on the field of medicine from a journalistic viewpoint. Take a deep dive into the research and discoveries made possible through the Genome Project. This historical account includes events that made genome sequencing possible, the people involved, the competition between public and private sectors, and the ways in which its effects are felt today. Striking photos and multiple sidebars provide relevant examples, touching on transgenics and a cancer-fighting gene called TP53. Part of Creative Education's Odysseys series, this title takes advanced readers on a journey of discovery that promotes critical thinking and awareness of global issues.