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Seattle lab designing key to unlock genetic secrets
- The human genome project has given rise to a new kind of science in which animal genomes are compiled for use as tools to understand human genetic code. Publication: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: 06/16/2003 Author: Carol Smith Chris Amemiya, 43, is one of the founding fathers of a new breed of genetic science called comparative genomics. A genome contains all the DNA data of a given organism, but much of it is genetic jabberwocky -- long sequences signifying nothing. To help decipher the code, his lab at the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason Medical Center is making genome "libraries" of various creatures, one of only three places in the country doing this highly specialized work... Read the complete article.