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Sir John Sulston didn’t set out to help lead a race to sequence the human genome. An organic chemist turned nematode researcher, Sulston got sucked into being director of the Sanger Centre and a major player in the Human Genome Project in large part because of his dedication to sequencing C. elegans. Last month, Sulston was awarded the Nobel Prize with Sydney Brenner and Robert Horvitz for their work on programmed cell death and genetic mutations.

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