Doctors see completion of the Human Genome Project as the first step toward identifying and, hopefully, treating over 2000 hereditary diseases, according to Stephen O'Brien, head of the Genetic Diversity Laboratory, National Cancer Institutes, National institutes of Health. In his new book, "Tears of the Cheetah", O'Brien says the genomes of other animals are yielding information crucial to wildlife conservation and human health. Here's Charlee Song's interview with Dr. Stephen O'Brien.
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This story originally aired on WDUQ October 3, 2003.