NHGRI’s Oral History Collection: Interview with Maynard Olson



Maynard Olson, Ph.D., teacher of Genome Sciences and Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, is a significant figure in genomics research study, and his research study including massive genome analysis– with focus on both innovation advancement and applications– made him a vital individual in the Human Genome Project. Dr. Olson’s narrative history explores his early years maturing near the National Institutes of Health, his efforts to map the yeast genome in 1978, and his function as coach to Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., the present director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). NHGRI’s Oral History Collection includes conversations with prominent figures in the field of genomics and about the history of institute. Planned for scholars and scientists, each narrative history includes info about science and medication, biographical information and insights into the inner operations of the organization and its efforts.

To learn more, go to NHGRI’s History of Genomics Program at https://www.genome.gov/27557501

Records: https://www.genome.gov/Multimedia/Transcripts/OralHistory/MaynardOlson.pdf.