Getting the Genome Letter-Perfect

by Rael Dornfest

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Would it surprise you to know that the human genome, despite announcements to the contrary, is not quite complete? "Genome scientists know very well that they're in the midst of the most difficult part of mapping the human genome: assembling it after they've torn it apart." This, among others, was the topic of note at "Beyond Genome 2001," this week in San Francisco.