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The New Genomics: Global Views of Biology

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Science  25 Oct 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5287, pp. 536-539
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5287.536


What will happen after a complete sequence of the human genome is available? Eric Lander argues that it will be the beginning of a new phase of research. He presents 10 goals for the future that are related to a global view of biology.

The author is at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and the Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA.