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Science  03 Oct 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5642, pp. 63-72
DOI: 10.1126/science.1091867

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    About two decades ago, the Human Genome Project was launched with the promise of interpreting the information stored within DNA and improving human health. Although a handful of patients have benefited from gene therapy previously (1), replacement of a single disease gene, even if efficient, might not necessarily achieve the desired effect (2). With the complete human genome sequence and gene catalogue nearly on hand now,...

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