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Scientists Set Out to Map Genome of All Life Forms on Earth

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Scientists across the world have set an ambitious goal for themselves: to sequence the genome of every known life form on Earth within the next decade. The Earth BioGenome Project, launched this week in London, is attempting to map the entire DNA of every known animal, plant, fungus and protozoan on the planet, roughly 1.5 million species. Scientists say the project rivals in importance the Human Genome Project, which took 13 years to map the human genetic code. That project was...

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