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Rice Genome Effort Marked by Spirit of Apparent Collaboration

NEW YORK, Jan 30 - Perhaps the spirit of a genome project is determined by the nature of its subject.  

While the human genome sequencing project was marked by acrimony and competitiveness between public and private worlds, the public and private sequencing of that most pacific of plant codes, the rice genome, seems to offer the potential for collaboration.

After announcing Monday they had sequenced 99 percent of the rice genome, Syngenta and Myriad Genetics said they would share the data with the International Rice Research Institute, in

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