Corrections and Clarifications


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Science  17 Aug 1990:
Vol. 249, Issue 4970, pp. 724
DOI: 10.1126/science.724-a


In the Perspective "The human genome and other initiatives" by Bernard D. Davis and colleagues (27 July, p. 342), several sentences and a number were incorrectly printed. The first two sentences in the third from the last paragraph on page 343 should have read, "Although all the goals of the HGP, except for the complete sequencing of the human genome, are clearly worthwhile, there is concern over its competition with other research for funds at a time of financial stringency, and doubt that its scientific benefits justify its rapid expansion and its organization in the pattern of big science. The broadness of the dissatisfaction is illustrated by the virtual unanimity of the departrnental faculty that is endorsing this statement." In the next paragraph, the second sentence should have read, "However, it is not obvious that these activities justify support for the HGP at a level equivalent to over 5% of all other biomedical research."