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Publication of Human Genome to Take Place in Q1 2001

ROCKVILLE, Md, Nov 16 – Publication of the public and private versions of the sequenced human genome will occur early next year, Richard Mural, senior staff scientist at Celera Genomics, said Thursday.

Mural told GenomeWeb that he expects Celera to publish its paper on the sequenced human genome in the first quarter in Science.  The issue will also contain the public project's paper.

Celera will not provide its data to GenBank.

Mural said he is also organizing three human genome annotation jamborees that will be held at Celera starting in January.

Unlike the Celera’s Drosophila annotation jamboree, the human annotation effort will take place after the paper is submitted to Science . The paper Celera submits will be based mostly on an automated annotation.

Mural said Celera would pay scientists to annotate the human genome. Invitations for the jamboree are to go into the mail “any day now,” he said.

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