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Comparative and Functional Genomics
Volume 2, Issue 6, Pages 355-358

Upstream – News in Genomics

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Since our last issue, several important genomes have been completely or ‘almost completely’ sequenced. The debate over the number of human genes has flared up once more, with one computational and one experimental study into the annotation of the human genome. The mouse genome project has a clone fingerprint map to aid their sequencing effort. The SAGE technique has been applied to Drosophila and the US National Science Foundation announced increased spending on plant genome research.