NEW YORK, Sept 19 - A CD-Rom containing a working draft of the human genome will be available for purchase at British newsstands later this week, ZDNet reported on Tuesday.

The Wellcome Trust provided 2.5 billion base pairs of human DNA, which will be available on CD-Rom for the first time. The human genome is said to consist of 3.1 billion base pairs.

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