UC Santa Cruz has been a key player in the Human Genome Project and subsequent breakthroughs in genomics research. The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute brings together researchers in a variety of disciplines who are deeply involved in efforts to use the information encoded in genome sequences to transform the practice of medicine and our understanding of biology. The UCSC Genome Browser is used extensively in biomedical research and serves as the platform for several large-scale genomics projects; the UCSC Paleogenomics Lab is a dynamic center for research on ancient DNA and molecular evolution; UCSC is playing a leading role in the exciting and promising field of cancer genomics; and bioinformatics expert David Haussler is a leader in the creation of a global alliance to enable secure sharing of genomic and clinical data.

In the video above, Josh Stuart discusses cancer genomics at UC Santa Cruz.

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