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Human Genome News, September 1990; 2(3)
The NIH-DOE Joint Sequencing Working Group met for the first time on May 10 in Herndon, Virginia. The Sequencing Working Group will report to the Joint DOE-NIH Subcommittee on the Human Genome about all aspects of sequencing so the agencies can make well-informed decisions and formulate programs to accomplish the goals of the genome project.
Automated sequencers can produce 7000 to 8000 bp of raw DNA sequence per day for each machine, with greater than 99% accuracy. Several laboratories have recently completed 100 kbp in several months and expect to complete l Mbp in the next year. Automation of sample preparation and data handling will cut labor costs, which account for the largest part of the sequencing expense.
Working Group Conclusions
For a list of members, see HGN 2(2): 4 (July 1990).
Next Sequencing Working Group Meeting: September 30 Hilton Head, SC
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