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> Nick Wade's articles have long read as though he has an axe to grind against the Human Genome Project and its progeny

It seems to sort of fit the pattern of the overoptimistic futurist who's turned overly pessimistic. In the 1990s, he was one of the big popularizers of the narrative: new genetics, though currently in its infancy, will soon change everything. Maybe he now feels burned that it didn't happen quite like he predicted (or at least, not as fast). Here's a 1998 book of essays he edited (many of them his own mid-90s pieces for the NYT) that largely takes that sort of hyper-optimistic view: http://www.amazon.com/Science-Times-Book-Genetics/dp/1558217...

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