ROCKVILLE, Md.--Celera Genomics announced last week that is has completed the random shotgun sequencing phase of its work on the Drosophila genome and will begin releasing data to the public in October.

The company said it will now dedicate its complete sequencing resources--a stable of 300 Perkin-Elmer ABI 3700 sequencing machines--to the human genome. The Drosophila sequence is the first to be generated by Celera since Craig Venter and Perkin-Elmer established the company last summer.

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