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Most scientists seem to concur that the human genome sequence isn't quite as complete as the "genome completed!" announcements over the past several years might indicate. So this Scientific American story might lose its surprise factor, but the meat of the article is still interesting -- it covers the latest research from Eichler et al. on genetic variation and how that work is turning up genes that were never predicted.

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Nature News reports that additional South Korean researchers have included the names of children on scientific papers when they did not contribute to the work.

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