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Sequencers Examine Priorities

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Science  29 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5637, pp. 1176-1177
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5637.1176

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Now that genomes can be decoded quickly, researchers are debating how to choose which organisms to sequence next. At a recent meeting, 30 to 40 prominent researchers agreed that sequencing priorities should be driven by the scientific questions different organisms can help answer.