- The Human Genome Project (HGP) took 13 years and $3 billion to complete.
- Scientists planning to synthesize human DNA think it is as little as 5 years away.
- They are seeking $100 million, and believe it will in total cost less than HGP.
- Their aim is to get the cost of making a DNA base pair down to one cent.
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Note well this report says very little about the potential benefits of this research. I'm sure there will be many, but the first ones are likely to be awards and huge royalties to the inventors of synthetic DNA.
By the way, don't expect there to be any meaningful public discussion of this technology. We The People are little more than insects to these demigods.