Essays on Science and SocietyGenome-Sequencing Anniversary

A Celebration of the Genome, Part I

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Science  04 Feb 2011:
Vol. 331, Issue 6017, pp. 546
DOI: 10.1126/science.331.6017.546-a


Ten years ago, the first peer-reviewed reports of the sequencing of the human genome were published. At that time we announced that “humanity has been given a great gift,” which has proven to be the case in many ways but has also presented a great challenge. To commemorate the event, we have asked a cross section of insightful individuals—representing many viewpoints—to look at what it has meant to them or their communities to have access to human genome sequences. We will be publishing their comments throughout the month of February.

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