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From: Ann Turner <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] What's next for J Craig Venter?
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 07:16:58 -0800
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It goes back at least to the history of Human Genome Project and work
leading up to it. For instance, Watson insulted Venter's work with expressed
sequence tags (EST). Venter introduced some other iconoclastic methods, such
as shotgun sequencing (chopping the genome into short sequences that are
assembled with software), which he pursued independently in competition with
the government funded approach of systematically inching along the genome.
There's no doubt that Venter's work sped up the first draft of the human
genome, and next-generation sequencing methods are for the most part still
based on short reads.

Google <Watson Venter feud> for an entree point. Here are a couple of

Ann Turner

On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 5:10 AM, Diana Gale Matthiesen

> Why would Watson dislike Venter?

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