France's Sequencers Aim to Join the Big League

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Science  03 Apr 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5360, pp. 30-31
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5360.30

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EVRY, FRANCE-- France's Genoscope, a major gene sequencing center in this industrial suburb just outside Paris, plans to tackle between 5% and 10% of the human genome. Such productivity will put it in the top rank of the world's gene sequencing centers. However, it is on course for a showdown with genetic researchers elsewhere over data release if it follows the French research ministry's guidelines and does not release all of its sequence immediately.