Gene Tycoon Has 3bn Letters of DNA - but Can't Read Them ; Last Week's `Milestone' in Genetic Research Announced by Celera Was Largely Hype, According to Rival Scientists, Reports Steve Connor
Connor, Steve, The Independent (London, England)
CRAIG VENTER'S announcement last week that he had sequenced the entire genetic recipe of a human being was billed as a milestone. But by the weekend, it was being ridiculed as overblown "hype" by his rivals in the official human genome project.
Mr Venter, president and chief executive officer of Celera Genomics, saw his company's share price soar after he told the US Congress that he had finished reading the three billion "letters" that make up the complete DNA code of man.
"This is the key milestone," said Mr Venter, a Vietnam veteran turned medical maverick. "Now that we have completed the sequencing of one human being's genome, we will turn our computational …
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