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Biotechnology: The Genomics Gamble

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Science  07 Feb 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5301, pp. 767-772
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5301.767

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Drug companies, biotechs, and Wall Street investors are putting their money down on efforts to unlock the secrets of human DNA. But when will genomics deliver on its promise of next-generation drugs and treatments?

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