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Reading our own code, John Sulston

Interviewee: John Sulston. Nobel Laureate John Sulston reflects on the Human Genome Project from an evolutionary perspective. (DNAi Location: Genome > The project > Putting it together > Interviews > Reading our own code)
I mean one thing I do like is to reflect on the fact that it took four billion years for life to emerge and evolve to the point where one particular living organism was able to read its own code of instructions. And that I think is a most wonderful philosophical point. There'll be a much more wonderful philosophical point when we understand how the code of instructions works, but at least we've read them out on the tablets, you see, at this point.
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