ANALYSIS: The Genome s First Anniversary | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK, June 26 - How much a year changes things. Last June 26, Celera chief scientific officer Craig Venter and National Human Genome Research Institute director Francis Collins met with then-President Clinton at the White House to celebrate the completion of the first draft of the human genome.  At that occasion, the former president declared the map of the genome "the most important, most wondrous map every produced by humankind."

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