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Chimp Sequencing Crawls Forward

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Science  23 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5512, pp. 2297
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5512.2297b

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TOKYO-- An international team of researchers is cobbling together an effort to sequence the chimpanzee genome. So far, however, the big global genome players aren't joining the party. Scientists from Japan, Germany, China, Korea, and Taiwan used a meeting here last week to promote the project, while interested U.S. researchers were dubious that their government would provide a significant portion of the estimated $100 million needed to complete it.