News FocusTHE BIOLOGY OF GENOMES MEETING

Surveys Reveal Vast Numbers of Genes

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Science  11 Jun 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5677, pp. 1591
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5677.1591

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COLD SPRING HARBOR, NEW YORK-- New approaches to genome studies are showing that DNA is full of surprises, researchers learned here 12 to 16 May at the Biology of Genomes meeting. At the meeting, three research teams described successes in surveying various microbial communities by sequencing the organisms' DNA collected in environmental samples.