Introduction to special issueBREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

Genomics Comes of Age

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Science  22 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5500, pp. 2220-2221
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5500.2220

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2000 was a banner year for scientists deciphering the "book of life"; this year saw the completion of the genome sequences of complex organisms ranging from the fruit fly to the human. Science marks the production of this torrent of genome data as the Breakthrough of 2000; it might well be the breakthrough of the decade, perhaps even the century, for all its potential to alter our view of the world we live in.

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