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Public's reaction to the 1995 publication of the genetic code, Craig Venter

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Interviewee: Craig Venter. Public's reaction to the 1995 publication of the genetic code.
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People were so caught off-guard that it was just overwhelming surprise and acceptance and excitement over it, you know, people stayed up all night looking at the genetic code. People were seeing it for the first time in history. So it was a very dramatic event in part because nobody was expecting it. It totally came out of the blue, in fact the people that even knew about it said it was impossible and couldn't possibly work. So I think if you'd look in the history of genomics, that publication in 1995 is one of the very clear-cut bright lines. After that we have genomes, before that we didn't.
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craig venter,human genome project,overwhelming surprise,dramatic event,genetic code,interviewee,genomes,time in history,genomics,excitement
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