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What's Next for the Genome Centers?

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Science  16 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5507, pp. 1204-1207
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5507.1204

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Now that the draft of the human genome sequence has been completed, the next order of business is to finish the entire work. Yet already, several members of the international public sequencing consortium have begun to move on, sometimes scaling back their involvement with human DNA and often leaving high-volume genomic sequencing to labs with more sequencing machines and bigger budgets. For many, the goal now is to develop the tools to make sense of all this sequence data and to move into the study of gene function.