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Special Issue 1997

The 21st Century: The Century of Biology

Craig Venter and Daniel Cohen are two of the world's leading genetic scientists. When Venter, an American, was at the National Institutes for Health, and Cohen, a Frenchman, was at the Center for the Study of Human Polymorphism in Paris, they pioneered the mapping of the human genome, identifying 33,000 DNA fragments and their function.

Dr. Venter now runs the Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, Maryland, and Dr. Cohen is the principal scientist at the Paris-based GENSET, a company focusing on the genetic origins of Alzheimer's disease and prostate cancer.

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