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Venter's Next Goal: 1000 Human Genomes

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Science  01 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5595, pp. 947
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5595.947

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Fundraising campaigns often repay donors with mugs, buttons, or books as a token of thanks, but DNA sequencer J. Craig Venter is offering something more personal. People who donate $500,000 to his recently formed J. Craig Venter Science Foundation can have their genome analyzed and get the results on a disk.