On July 7, 2000, David Haussler and his team launched the first working draft of the Human Genome on the internet, ensuring that it would remain in the public domain forever. The Haussler Lab continues disrupting the field of genomics by innovating statistical and algorithmic methods to accelerate our understanding cancer, human development, evolution, and many other areas of active research.

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The Haussler-Salama lab is at the leading edge of modern genomics, performing ground-breaking research at the interface of mathematics, computer science and molecular biology.