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Cracking the Code of Life
Meet the Decoders

Collins. Lander. Venter. When the subject of decoding the human genome comes up, these three names usually come up with it. Here, join us as Robert Krulwich, host of ABC's "Nightline," goes behind the genome-sequencing scene with Drs. Francis Collins, director of the National Center for Human Genome Research; Craig Venter, head of its rival, the private Celera Genomics; and the Whitehead Institute's Eric Lander, one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project.

We recommend you view the video clips first to get a sense of these singular scientists and the engaging tête à tête each has with Krulwich. Then sample the text. But be forewarned: Filmed by "Cracking the Code of Life" producer Betsey Arledge, the interviews are long, over 30,000 words in aggregate. We're simply betting that you'll find these chats as riveting as we did.

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Dr. Francis Collins

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Dr. Eric Lander

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Dr. Craig Venter

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