The race to sequence the human genome was also billed as a race to end disease. So what happened? 

This is the first video, in a three-part series of documentary shorts produced by Retro Report in partnership with STAT. Watch and listen to experts explain how the 1980s and 1990s version of each were going to change medicine and save lives. It puts today’s promise in a whole new light.


The Code, Part 2: 

Fixing the Code

The Code, Part 3: 

Selling the Code