NEW YORK, Sept 7 – An international group of 30 public scientists are currently annotating the human genome with the hope of publishing the data in December, Eric Lander, director of MIT’s Whitehead Institute for Genome Research, said Thursday.

“My feeling is that Science will devote an entire special issue to it at the turn of the year,” Lander told people at the opening of the “Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution” exhibit in a gallery in New York’s Soho art district.

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