Pressing ahead with human genome sequencing.

TitlePressing ahead with human genome sequencing.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsGibbs, RA
JournalNat Genet
Volume11
Issue2
Pagination121-5
Date Published1995 Oct
ISSN1061-4036
KeywordsAnimals, Base Sequence, Caenorhabditis, DNA, Genome, Fungal, Genome, Human, Human Genome Project, Humans, Molecular Sequence Data, Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Abstract

While waiting for revolutionary techniques to emerge, conventional approaches have been used to generate more than 40 million bases of DNA sequence from large scale projects involving different organisms. About eight megabases are from the human genome. Does this progress signal the time to move ahead for a massive human genomic sequencing effort, or should we bide our time, waiting for more technical developments? The answer is to move ahead now, choosing carefully those strategies that can be easily adapted to future methodologies.

DOI10.1038/ng1095-121
Alternate JournalNat. Genet.
PubMed ID7550337
Grant ListR01 HG00823-01A1 / HG / NHGRI NIH HHS / United States