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Objection #1: Big Biology Is Bad Biology

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Science  16 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5507, pp. 1182
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5507.1182b

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The human genome project was biology's first foray into "big science," and many scientists abhorred the idea at the outset. Researchers feared that it would siphon precious dollars from investigator-initiated research; critics charged it was no more than a mindless factory project that no scientists in their right minds would join. Were they right?