Lander Questions Utility of Celera s Shotgun Sequencing Method, Discusses HGP Projects | GenomeWeb

Eric Lander, director of the Whitehead/MIT Genome Sequencing Center, sharply criticized Celera’s whole genome sequencing method last week, saying there “is no evidence” the approach worked.

Addressing Harvard’s Genomics 2001 conference in the keynote speech, Lander said Celera used the Human Genome Project’s Sequence data, which contained about 90 percent of the sequence of the genome, for input into its whole genome shotgun assembler.

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