Tuesday, June 12, 2012

HGP = Talmud ?

A quote not be missed is found in an article in the New Yorker magazine of 12 June 2000 about the race to sequence the human genome.  Mostly, it is about Craig Venter's role, but also discusses a biologist named Norton Zinder, who is one of Watson's best friends.   Zinder, like Watson, is a founder of the Human Genome Project.

Zinder told the ‘New Yorker’ in 2000  “Before Vesalius, people didn’t even know they had hearts and lungs. With the human genome, we finally know what’s there, but we still have to figure out how it all works. Having the human genome is like having a copy of the Talmud but not knowing how to read Aramaic.”
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