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Scientist Finds Undersea Genetic Treasures

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Scientist Finds Undersea Genetic Treasures

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Scientist Finds Undersea Genetic Treasures

Scientist Finds Undersea Genetic Treasures

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Scientist J. Craig Venter, best known for helping to fuel the race to decode the human genome, has discovered more than a million new genes from the marine life of the Sargasso Sea. Researchers say Venter's findings, published in ScienceExpress, serve as a reminder that millions of organisms have yet to be discovered. Hear NPR's Richard Harris.