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What's a News Cycle Without Craig?

A recent post on one of the Wired blogs says that even years after the completion of the Human Genome Project, Craig Venter is still vying for some of the attention showered on the project's participants. "Venter apparently cannot allow a milestone involving the Human Genome Project go by without getting some of the limelight," according to the post, noting that Venter deposited his own genome sequence into GenBank during the same week James Watson's sequence was presented.

If nothing else, it's worth checking out the post for its picture of Venter, who seems to be wearing the sun as an earring.

 

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