Policy Genomics

Shotgun Sequencing of the Human Genome

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Science  05 Jun 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5369, pp. 1540-1542
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5369.1540

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The recent public announcement by TIGR and Perkin-Elmer that they intend to form a new company whose goal is to sequence the human genome four years faster and at lower cost than the government-backed Human Genome Project caught the immediate attention of the community. Venter et al. now describe the scientific rationale for their proposal and outline the business plan of the company.