NEW YORK, Dec 28 – Science may have declared the sequencing of the human genome the top scientific advance of 2000, but Biography is honoring the achievements of the personalities behind the accomplishment.

Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, and Craig Venter, president and CSO of Celera Genomics, share the top spot in the annual Biography Magazine Biographies of the Year, the magazine announced Thursday.

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