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The Far Journey

Researchers working on the human genome sequence probably could not "have predicted we would be as far along as we are now. But that doesn't mean there's not a lot further to go on this journey," National Human Genome Research Institute Director Eric Green tells the Washington Examiner. Genome sequencing no longer costs $1 billion — it can be done for less than $10,000, Green says. "People are using genomics for many things — from agriculture to ancestry to medicine. ...

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