Episode 11: Human genome turns 10 by Harvard University published on 2012-06-27T13:50:32Z A draft sequence of the human genome was first published in 2001. Ten years later, David Altshuler, Harvard Medical School professor of genetics, discusses how the Human Genome Project has changed the landscape of biomedical research. Plus, a study by HMS professor of neurobiology Qiufu Ma sheds light on the relationship between itch and pain. Harvard Medical School Office of Communications and External Relations. Mar 10, 2011. Copyright 2012 The President and Fellows of Harvard College.