The House of a Legend

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More than 20 years ago, a group of scientists attending a conference at the University of California, Santa Cruz, daydreamed about the possibility of sequencing the entire human genome. Fifteen years later, on that very same campus, David Haussler, a professor of biomolecular engineering, and then-postdoc Jim Kent assembled the first complete version of the human genome using an algorithm Kent had written. Needless to say, they made headlines and history.

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