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CANCUN, Mexico, April 29 -- It seems you can't over-celebrate the completed human genome. Following on similar events elsewhere, the International Human Genome Organisation tonight did its own rendition of the genome grand finale here with a two-hour "honorific session" featuring speeches by HUGO founder Victor McKusick and NHGRI Director Francis Collins.

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