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Almost human

发布时间:2019-03-07 06:17:09来源:未知点击:

By Nicola Jones in Vancouver AS THE two parallel efforts to sequence the human genome enter their final stages, the geneticists who gathered in Vancouver for last week’s meeting of the Human Genome Organisation are already looking ahead. Many think the key to finding the meaningful words in the three-billion-letter long sentence of our DNA is sequencing the genome of the humble lab mouse. “That will be the Rosetta Stone in terms of interpreting the human genome,” says Steven Jones of the Genome Sequence Centre in Vancouver. The company Celera Genomics, headed by Craig Venter,