Defining Genes in the Genomics Era

Science  11 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5617, pp. 258-260
DOI: 10.1126/science.1084354

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Even with the availability of the genome sequences of many different organisms, we are still left wondering about the definition of a true gene. In their Perspective, Snyder and Gerstein discuss different criteria that can be used to define what a gene is in the era of genomics.