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Francis Collins and J. Craig Venter,

scientists, announced in June that their rival groups had each completed a rough map of the human genome—the chemical sequences for human DNA. Collins heads the Human Genome Project at the National Institutes of Health. Venter is CEO of Celera Genomics, a for-profit U.S. company. The biological implications of this achievement are vast, giving doctors the potential to treat and cure diseases that are now incurable.


Tony Coelho2000 People in the NewsDarva Conger and Rick Rockwell,