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Why Sequence Entire Genomes? A Worm's-Eye View
In the Science special issue on C. elegans, international researchers explain the rationale for sequencing farther than the protein-coding (gene) regions of a genome. They note that whole-genome data provide a basis for discovery of every gene, show long-range relationships among genes, provide structural and control elements for each gene, and offer a complete archive of genetic information. The data also provide a set of tools for future research into an organism's biology from fertilization to death, most of which is not yet understood.
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The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international 13-year effort, 1990 to 2003. Primary goals were to discover the complete set of human genes and make them accessible for further biological study, and determine the complete sequence of DNA bases in the human genome. See Timeline for more HGP history.
Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.