type of Homo sapiens

Wed Jan 3 08:12:56 CST 1996

> All this talk about
> holotypes relates to a question I have had since the beginning of the Human
> Genome Project: whose genes are we talking about? Are they sequencing the DNA
> of a particular person, and if so, who is s/h/it?
> Renaud Fortuner

Well, on a recent visit I made to the laboratory, one of the technicians
told me that although they started with the HBL cell line, they are now
supplementing the DNA material with samples gained from accident victims
(fresh material).  Many of those are drunk drivers, so the species may
really become Homo sapiens bibiens (or whatever).  What I now want to
know is whether my genotype will raise my insurance rates?

Judith E. Skog                  JSKOG at GMU.EDU
Biology Department              Office phone/FAX: 703-993-1026
George Mason University         Department: Phone 703-993-1050
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444                      FAX:  703-993-1046

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