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Paula S Apsell
In July 2000, scientists made an announcement that triggered front-page headlines around the globe. The goal of "reading" more than three billion chemical "letters" that make up a human DNA had been accomplished, and far more swiftly than anyone expected. It had been a neck-and-neck race between federally supported scientists of the Human Genome Project and the private start-up, Celera Genomics.