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The Following Table from the Venter Et Al

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The following table from the Venter et al.paper presents the numbers of different types of genes discovered in this study.
-As with many new endeavors,concerns have been raised by some that genomics will fundamentally change the way biological research is practiced.Examine the full reference for the Venter et al.paper and consider the way this work was done.Now think of some seminal works in the history of biology,for example,Darwin's On the Origin of Species and Watson and Crick's publication on DNA structure.What do you think the concern might be that has been voiced about genomics?

A)Genomics will offer deep insights too rapidly for the biological community to comprehend.
B)Genomics is so based in technology that it cannot possibly reveal important knowledge of biology.
C)Genomics makes biology a "big-team science" that will squeeze out innovative individuals or small groups of scientists who traditionally have provided our greatest insights.
D)Genomics is really computer science,not biology,and therefore offers little for understanding life.

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