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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, January-June 1997; 8:(3-4)

Hilton Head Conference Attendees Discuss Small Genome Sequencing Progress

Sequences Completed Recently
  • Helicobacter pylori, Jean-Francois Tomb (TIGR)
  • Escherichia coli, Fred Blattner (University of Wisconsin)
  • Archaeoglobus fulgidis, Hans-Peter Klenk (TIGR)
  • Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum, Douglas Smith (Genome Therapeutics)
Sequences Nearing Completion
  • Aquifex aeolicus, Ronald Swanson (Recombinant BioCatalysis)
  • Bacillus subtilis, European and Japanese consortium
  • Deinococcus radiodurans, Owen White (TIGR) and Kenneth Minton (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
  • Neisseria gonorrhoea and Streptococcus pyogenes, Bruce Roe (University of Oklahoma)
  • Pyrobaculum aerophilum, Sorel Fitz-Gibbon (UCLA) and Melvin Simon (Cal Tech)
  • Pyrococcus furiosus, Robert Weiss (University of Utah)
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae, Brian Dougherty (TIGR)
  • Sulfolobus solfataricus, NRC, Canada
  • Treponema pallidum and Borrelia burgdorferi, Claire Fraser (TIGR)

Note: See Early History of Small Genome Sequencing for more information.



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