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Scientists Publish Colleague's Full DNA Sequence

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Scientists Publish Colleague's Full DNA Sequence

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Scientists Publish Colleague's Full DNA Sequence

Scientists Publish Colleague's Full DNA Sequence

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A paper published this week in the journal PLOS Biology reveals the full DNA sequence of genetics pioneer J. Craig Venter (above). Michael Nagle/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers know more about biologist Craig Venter than ever before. A new paper reveals the genetic sequence from both sets of chromosomes making up Venter's genome. Though the Human Genome Project was completed years ago, this work provides a significantly more detailed look at the genetics of an individual.

Huntington Willard, director, Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University