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Public-Private Project to Deliver Mouse Genome in 6 Months

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Science  13 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5490, pp. 242-243
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5490.242a

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Research on the mouse genome lurched into the fast lane last week, as private donors joined the U.S. government to step on the gas. A public-private consortium announced on 6 October that it's kicking $58 million into a new fund that will pay to sequence the DNA of the "black six" (C57BL/6J) strain of laboratory mouse. The consortium aims to produce a draft version of the genome by the end of February.