Joint Genome Institute Exceeds 1998 Goal To Sequence 20 Million Human Base Pairs | GenomeWeb

BERKELEY, Calif.--The Joint Genome Institute here exceeded its goal of sequencing 20 million base pairs of the human genome in fiscal 1998. The number is a tenfold increase over what the Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, and Los Alamos national laboratories, which comprise the institute, sequenced in 1997.

The institute is now the third most significant contributor to the Human Genome Project worldwide, following Washington University in St. Louis and the Wellcome Trust in the UK.

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