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“Forget about the genome. And let’s say, ‘It’s great. We’ve got all these sequences. Thank you very much for all the people that helped to get them — please get us some more.’ And let’s get on with the biology.”

 

Sydney Brenner, speaking at the Plant and Animal Genomes Conference, San Diego, January 2003

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