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InfoWorld: O'Reilly: Human Genome is Open Source, Too

Jul 27, 2002, 07:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Berger)

"At a gathering of open source software developers, two leading researchers involved with the sequencing of the human genome delivered presentations citing the benefits of open source both in the development of computer systems and in science.

"Ewan Birney, team leader for genomic annotation at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), and Jim Kent, a research scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, spoke Thursday at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference here.

"'I don't think you can have science without open source,' said Kent, who is credited with helping to produce the first assembly of the human genome and creating the human genome browser, an application that allows users to navigate databases of genomic data on the Internet..."

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