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Claim and Counterclaim on the Human Genome

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Science  14 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5464, pp. 242-243
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5464.242b

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On 5 April, Celera Genomics Corp. of Rockville, Maryland, issued a press release announcing that it had "completed the sequencing phase of one person's genome." But members of the nonprofit consortium that aims to complete a "draft" version of the human genome this year quickly tried to pour cold water on Celera's boast, pointing out that Celera has produced only a small fraction of the data required by the Human Genome Project.