Richard Levins quoth:
>The greatest theoretical result of the genome
>project so far has been the refutation of the
>assumptions that gave rise to it.
That is IMHO a brilliant statement, in
the style of Churchill or more cogently his
protégé R. V. Jones.
For those who've not followed this warped
'genome' saga, could we spell out those refuted
assumptions? I'll make a start:
1. The nuclear DNA sequence of a cell is in a
simple 1:1 relation with the sequences of the
proteins it encodes.
2. Once that 'genome' DNA sequence has been
found, it will be useful to design drugs.