Response of the media, John Sulston
Interviewee: John Sulston. John Sulston talks about response of the media.
It became animated and hostile because of the, because of the media attention, I mean it just built up. I mean there was a quite extraordinary thing that just before the June announcement in the two or three months before, Celera putting out a whole series of press releases one after the other, saying 'we have completed the human genome, we are now going to announce it, we are just putting it together, we are assembling it.' And there was a sort of feeding frenzy among the journalists.
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Nobel Laureate John Sulston, former director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, talks about the competition within the public sequencing effort, and the distraction of the private.
Commentators on the genome sequence (Human Genome Project). Top: William Clinton, Ewan Birney, John Sulston. Bottom: Jim Watson, Craig Venter.
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