Sequencing the Genome, Fast

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Science  19 Mar 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5409, pp. 1867-1868
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5409.1867

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The biotechnology company Celera has generated controversy by reporting that it will sequence the human genome in 3 years with the aid of 230 new high-throughput DNA sequencing machines, well before the efforts of the Human Genome Project are slated to be competed. Now J. C. Mullikin and A. A. McMurray report their evaluation of this sequencer, the ABI 3700 from Perkin-Elmer.