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NEW YORK, Feb 15 – Just three days after Celera announced it had assembled and sequenced the mouse genome, the publicly and privately funded Mouse Sequencing Consortium said Thursday it had achieved 66 percent coverage of the genome and plans to have 93 to 95 percent coverage by the beginning of April.  

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