NEW YORK, April 15 - Scientists working to finish the human genome sequence said they expect to tie up their efforts and publish their research sometime next year.

"It will be completed in 2003," Lap-Chee Tsui, president of the Human Genome Organization, said at the start of a genomics meeting in China over the weekend. "Everybody is trying very hard to meet that deadline."
 

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