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The Human Genome Project—a $3.8-billion international human genome  mapping project that ran from 1988 to 2003—wasn’t just a money-sucking  vanity initiative that only reaped profits for personal genetic testing  companies like 23andMe.  The project has, in fact, driven $796 billion in economic impact and  generated $244 billion in total personal income, according to a new  report from Battelle. Sometimes, pricey long-term science projects are well worth it.

More on the report at the click.

The Human Genome Project—a $3.8-billion international human genome mapping project that ran from 1988 to 2003—wasn’t just a money-sucking vanity initiative that only reaped profits for personal genetic testing companies like 23andMe. The project has, in fact, driven $796 billion in economic impact and generated $244 billion in total personal income, according to a new report from Battelle. Sometimes, pricey long-term science projects are well worth it.

More on the report at the click.