Billing it as the "first diploid human genome published," the J. Craig Venter Institute and PLoS Biology cordially invite you to listen to a teleconference you've already missed. But in the off chance you're seeing this before 10 AM Eastern, here's the deal: Venter and study leader Samuel Levy, along with Robert Strausberg, Steve Scherer, and PLoS Biology's Robert Shields, will be discussing findings from the sequence and analysis of the J. Craig genome.

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