Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Celera Sequences First Human, HGP Done Two-Thirds, Draft Due in June

Premium

W

ASHINGTON--Celera Genomics announced last week that it had completed the sequencing phase of one person's genome and that it would begin to assemble, annotate, and collect genetic variation data on the sequence.

Celera said it would continue to perform human sequencing for single-nucleotide polymorphism diversity and for gap closure, and that it would begin sequencing the mouse genome.

Earlier this month, the Human Genome Project consortium announced that two billion of the human genome's three billion base pairs have been deciphered and deposited into GenBank. The working draft--to include 90 percent of the human DNA sequence--will be completed in June at an estimated cost of $250 million. The finished version of the human DNA sequence will be ready on or before 2003. The 2,178,076,000 unique base pairs now in GenBank have been mapped to their locations on the 24 human chromosomes.

Filed under

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.