A genetic triumph for our scientists

31 January 2021 - 00:00 By Sunday Times Editorial

"It is not a Pandora's box that science opens; it is, rather, a treasure chest. We, humanity, can choose whether or not to take out the discoveries and use them, and for what purpose," said the late John Sulston, a leader of the Human Genome Project. And what a treasure chest the genome project turned out to be.

Scientists across the globe pooled their discoveries, leading to an exponential growth in knowledge - a precursor to the kind of collaboration we are seeing with Covid-19...

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