In defense of the Genome Boondoggle

Eric Cabot elmo at troi.cc.rochester.edu
Mon Feb 11 17:31:23 EST 1991


In article <9102111942.AA08834 at genbank.bio.net> gunnell at FCRFV1.NCIFCRF.GOV ("Gunnell, Mark") writes:
>In article <9102111731.AA00773 at genbank.bio.net>
>Ellington at frodo.mgh.harvard.edu (Deaddog) writes:
>
>> 
>> Make me a list of similar worth that has to do with the Genome Boondoggle.
>
>Catalogue all human genes! Discover the functions of mapped genes; see how 
>genes evolve; evaluate molecular evolution theories and how species originate;
>find amazing biological phenomena never before observed by human eyes.  Yes,
>all these and more can ...  etc.,etc. 8-)

You *must* be either kidding us or yourself!

But seriously, item 1 is hardly possible, item
2 is probably not possible, and the remaining items are not even
close to possible from a mere sequence determination of the (a?)
human genome.


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