June 26, 2000: The human genome genetic code was decoded at Washington University in St. Louis and a few select university partners in the project as a part of the The Human Genome Project. The goal of the project was to determine the chemical sequences of human DNA.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.