There was an error published in J. Exp. Biol.218, 7-13.

The quotation from a Nature 2010 editorial on page 10 of the article does not appear in the final published version of the editorial. The correct quotation is given below.

‘But for all the intellectual ferment of the past decade, has human health truly benefited from the sequencing of the human genome? A startlingly honest response can be found on pages 674 and 676, where the leaders of the public and private efforts, Francis Collins and Craig Venter, both say “not much”.’

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