MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4 - A day after celebrating his 45th birthday with a New England Patriots Super Bowl win, Eric Lander marked the first birthday of the sequenced human genome in a speech here on Monday. February 15 will be the one-year anniversary of the publication of the Human Genome Project's paper in Nature, of which Lander was a primary author.

 

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