After persistent calls to Celera for this month’s cover story, “Hooked on Speed,” p. 22, Ken Garber says he finally got an appointment for a phone interview with Craig Venter. Venter stood him up, but Garber says he cleaned his entire apartment while waiting for the call. Garber is a freelance science writer in Ann Arbor, Mich., who has covered biology stories for Technology Review, Science, and other magazines.

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