Genome Showdown Concludes with Attempt at Camaraderie | GenomeWeb

Members of the press and scientific community crowded shoulder to shoulder into the Capitol Hilton in February to hear Francis Collins and Craig Venter jointly announce the publication of the genome sequence. Among the acknowledged heroes at the conference were Senator Pete Domenici (“father of the genome project for the US”) and James Watson (“father of the genome project everywhere else,” according to Collins).

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