JCVI is a world leader in genomics with programs focused on improving understanding in areas of mammalian genomics, microbial and environmental genomics, infectious disease, synthetic biology, and informatics. JCVI researchers boast a set of unrivaled accomplishments including: the first draft of the human genome, the first complete diploid human genome, the first human microbiome and environmental genomics programs, new and improved methods for isolation and detection of infectious disease agents, construction of the first synthetic cell, and construction of the first minimal cell. JCVI continues to push the boundaries of genomics to positively impact our world.