The Genome Gold Rush

Who will be the first to hit pay dirt?

In humanity's ongoing quest for knowledge, explorers are about to reach one of history's great milestones: sequencing the human genome--the entire set of human genes and everything in between. They have traveled the entire length of our twisting ladder-like strands of DNA, reading the code of each of the three billion individual "rungs" along the way. That will throw the door open to a vast continent containing the answers to many of the riddles of how we grow, how we get sick, and how we die.

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