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Psst, The Human Genome Was Never Completely Sequenced

Some scientists say it should be. “As a matter of truth in advertising, the ‘finished’ sequence isn’t finished,” said Eric Lander, who led the lab at the Whitehead Institute that deciphered more of the genome for the government-funded Human Genome Project than any other. “I always say ‘finished’ is a term of art.”

Source: Bioethics Bulletin by the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

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