When the telescope was invented, scientists discovered whole worlds we never knew existed, and came to understand how the universe and our own world work. When the microscope was invented, scientists revealed an inner universe, a world in a drop of water. That triggered whole new scientific fields and a deeper understanding of human health — what makes us sick and how to keep us well.
The Human Project is a groundbreaking research platform being developed as a public resource to solve some of the toughest challenges we face. By discovering critical connections between our biology, behavior, and environment, it aims to enable major advancements in medicine, yield new therapeutics, advance our understanding of human behavior, and foster evidence-based public policies that improve lives.
Many of the solutions to big human challenges hide in plain sight.
Now, The Human Project at New York University is making the next giant leap by allowing scientists to discover and connect important clues that have been hiding in plain sight. By uncovering millions of invisible connections between ourselves and others, between our behavior and our environment, we can solve the puzzle to a better, longer life.