Genome project has been worth $1 trillion, Battelle says WASHINGTON — A new Battelle study shows that the federal government’s efforts to finance research for the Human Genome Project have had nearly a $1 trillion impact on the U.S. economy during the past 25 years.
June 12, 2013 - The Columbus Dispatch
Human Genome Project Spurred $966 Billion Sciences Boom The $14.5 billion investment by the U.S. in the Human Genome Project, completed a decade ago, has paid off more than 60-fold in new jobs, drugs and a rapidly expanding genetics industry, an analysis has found.
June 12, 2013 - Bloomberg
Battelle: Human Genome Project’s economic impact has reached nearly $1B in US (infographic) In an attempt to calculate the ROI for an estimated $14.5 billion the U.S. government pumped into Human Genome Project-related research, Battelle has come up with an astonishing number: $1 trillion. Over the course of the last 24 years, projects related to sequencing the human genome have yielded an economic impact of $965 billion, including [...]
June 12, 2013 - MedCity News
Barack Obama in USA Today From landing on the moon, to sequencing the human genome, to inventing the Internet, America has been the first to cross that new frontier because we had leaders who paved the way,Obama said. "Leaders who not only invested in our...
Judy Biggert in Atlantic Information Services, Inc. Biggert added, "We will never unlock the great promise of the Human Genome Project if Americans are too paranoid to get genetic testing. Without the protections offered by HR 493, these fears will persist, research at NIH will slow, and Americans...
Francis Collins in Xinhua Its genome sequence is priceless for understanding how fundamental mammalian biological processes have evolved,said Francis Collins, director of the US National Human Genome Research Institute.