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Sanger Will Sequence Zebrafish Genome

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Science  01 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5497, pp. 1671
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5497.1671b

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As the international human genome project nears completion, the Sanger Centre in Cambridge, U.K., has settled on a new effort to keep its sequencing machines humming: the genome of the zebrafish, a model organism much loved by developmental geneticists. After nearly 4 years of lobbying biomedical funding agencies, scientists who study the 4-centimeter Danio rerio are delighted.