SAN DIEGO, June 4 - "The Human Genome Project has fallen flat on its face on disseminating information and helping people in the public understand this," fumed Klaus Lindpaintner, director of Roche Genetics, in his keynote address opening the bioinformatics session of the Beyond Genome conference here.

 

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