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In May 2000, a month before researchers at the Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics announced their completed draft sequences of the human genome, Gil Omenn published a hunch in the Annual Review of Public Health. On his mind was the idea that while sequencing the human genome would "surely stimulate a golden age for the public health sciences," as he wrote then, it would also generate a slew of ethical enigmas.

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