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In Genome Research this week, NHGRI's Gary Temple details the progress of the Mammalian Gene Collection, an effort to clone every human and mouse gene with a RefSeq transcript and at least 6,200 rat genes. Scientists used directed RT-PCR cloning and DNA synthesis to clone 92 percent of human and 89 percent of mouse genes with RefSeq transcripts, in addition to more than 6,300 rat genes.

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