Randall Parker at Future Pundit points to a Nature News piece predicting that 2,700 human genomes will have been completed, world-wide, by the end of October, and more than 30,000 will have been sequenced by the end of 2011 as an example of how "the floodgates on genetic data are opening." Consequently, he says, "the rate of discovery of what genetic mutations mean is rapidly accelerating." Parker suggests that so lon

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