'SNP'ing' away at human health issues
In the summer of 2000, scientists around the world
cheered as the effort to unravel the mystery of the human
genome reached a milestone—a completed draft of the
human genome sequence. The sequence is a set of
instructions that determines individual characteristics
ranging from the cosmetic, such as hair and eye color, to the
medically important, such as susceptibility to disease and
response to treatments.
Science fiction becomes science reality
Who dreams up James Bond's toys? 007 and his gadgets may be a creation of Ian Fleming and Hollywood but those imaginative fellows do exist. A few of them work in INEEL's National Security Division. And there is a government organization that sponsors some of their projects - the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.