Moving On: Now the human genome is really done

By John Travis, 15:49 PM April 15, 2008

Coinciding with celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA's double helix structure, an international consortium of scientists declared this week that the deciphering of the human genetic code is now truly complete.

In June 2000, prodded by the successful human-genome-sequencing effort of a biotech company, the publicly funded consortium reported to President Bill Clinton that it had finished a high-quality draft of the human genetic sequence (SN: 7/1/00, p. 4: Human Genome ...

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