) COVER: Scientists have embarked on a bold $3 billion program to map genes and solve the mysteries of heredity
Headed by Nobel laureate James Watson, the project is ushering in a new era in medicine. Doctors may eventually be able to predict, cure and even prevent deadly genetic disorders as well as heart disease and cancer. -- The quest is already raising a host of thorny legal, ethical and philosophical issues, from discrimination to invasion of privacy. See SCIENCE.
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The President's ready availability and...