human genome


A High Resolution Map.......

a: Human genome ~
b: a Landsat map of the earth

What: "Eric Lander, who professes to like Venter, said, "Having the human genome is like having a Landsat map of the earth, compared to a world where the map tapers off into the unknown, and says, "There be dragons. It's as different a view of human biology as a map of the earth in the fourteen-hundreds was compared to a view from space today." As for the war between Celera and the public project, he said, "At a certain level, it is just boys behaving badly. It happens to be the most important project in science of our time, and it has all the character of a schoolyard brawl."

Writer: Eric Lander
Date: May 7 2013 6:24 PM

Green Venn Diagram

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