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Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) still calls it “the greatest wellness project in the history of mankind.” But no one’s going to fault the man Francis Collins calls the “father of the genome project” for failing to adopt its more common name. No matter how unlikely it seems that a politician got the human genome project off the ground, Domenici, now 68, was the first to urge funding for it more than 10 years ago.

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