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Celera Assembles Mouse Genome; Public Labs Plan New Strategy

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Science  04 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5518, pp. 822-823
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5518.822

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This spring two draft sequences of the mouse genome were completed, one by a public-private consortium and the other by a private company--but to far less fanfare than there was over the draft human genome sequence. The reason: Neither group has produced data that are both free and user-friendly. Biomedical scientists, eager to get their hands on the mouse genome sequence, are beginning to champ at the bit.