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Sanger and EBI Identify 35K Genes with Ensembl

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HINXTON, UK--The Sanger Centre and the European Bioinformatics Institute announced last month that their joint bioinformatics project, Ensembl, has confirmed the location of the sequence of more than 35,000 genes on the human genome, and has identified a further 150,000 potential gene fragments. Ensembl, at http://www.ensembl.org , is an automatic tool that adds critical information to enhance the value of sequence data as it is submitted to genome databases. The two institutes said that Ensembl data and source code will be available for the free and unrestricted use of biomedical researchers worldwide.

 

They also said new features would soon be added to the database, including integrated information from the SNP Consortium.

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