© CHRISTIAN DARKIN
Five years after publication of two drafts of the human genome, Maynard Olson of the University of Washington finds himself longing for another "lurch." To be sure, genomic scientists across the world have chalked up many achievements since 2001, but, like many of his colleagues, Olson is feeling more impatient than celebratory.
Progress has included a blizzard of comparisons between the human sequence and many others, including the chicken, the mouse, the rat, the...
Victor K. McElheny