Mapping DNA

NPR's David Kestenbaum reports on the end of the race to complete a working draft of the human genetic code. An announcement today will end months of speculation over which group of scientists would be the first to map out most of the raw DNA sequence that provides the basic instructions for the development of human beings. The achievement is being touted as a scientific milestone on par with the discovery of penicillin.

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