The Cure

Not quite a year ago at US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute's seventh annual User Meeting, Carl Zimmer opined that there were too many new genome sequences coming out and that he was weary of them, diagnosing himself with what he dubbed 'Yet Another Genome Syndrome,' or YAGS. Now, though, he writes on his blog that he's been cured.

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