Faculty of $1,000

Nature Genetics has unveiled its "Question of the Year," in which a panel of leading scientists respond to this puzzler: If the $1,000 genome were a reality today, what would you do with it? Current respondents include Francis Collins, Evan Eichler, and George Church, among others. The journal says a new panel of experts and their replies will be posted each month.

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