April 27, 2002
7:40 AM   Subscribe

Taking navel-gazing to a whole new level: Remember when a company called Celera decoded the human genome a few years back? Well, now we know whose DNA they used.
posted by mrbula (5 comments total)
I believe it was proven during the O.J. Simpson trial that the idea behind DNA is as ficticious as the 'moon landings' or that AIDS is caused by a virus. I'm looking forward to the day when the scientific community can be honest and admit that they have made this up out of whole cloth.
posted by Mack Twain at 8:24 AM on April 27, 2002

celera has been fairly open with the fact that the sequence came from employees mostly, and when asked if any came from him he said something like "well, wouldn't you want to sequence your genome?" or something like that. it wasn't a big secret, and it really doesn't matter as long as he's human :)
posted by rhyax at 8:44 AM on April 27, 2002

Well, he's definitely got the baldness gene.
posted by ArkIlloid at 9:19 AM on April 27, 2002

Well, he's definitely got the baldness gene.

Also the bigass-ego gene.
posted by HTuttle at 9:40 AM on April 27, 2002

reminds me of this guy, but not as shocking (or funny :) also a tv-movie!
posted by kliuless at 9:50 AM on April 27, 2002

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