SFI External Professor Marc Feldman is co-director of Stanford University's new transdisciplinary Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genomics.
After two decades of sequencing the human genome and other organisms, the field is transitioning into an "information age of genomics," says Feldman. The new center is an effort to harness the vast amounts of genomic data to the benefit of humankind.
The expanding interaction with the humanities and social sciences is a motivating factor in establishing the center, he says. "We really can't make effective interpretations unless we take the history of human behavior into account," he says. "That's why it's not just mathematicians and geneticists working together at the center, but also archaeologists, anthropologists and historians."
Read the article in the Stanford News (December 3, 2012)