DATABASE: Another Day, Another Genome

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Science  25 Nov 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5752, pp. 1255
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5752.1255b

For genome sequencers, it's just over 300 down and at least 1300 to go. Keep tabs on the progress of DNA sequencing projects at Genomes OnLine Database (GOLD), maintained by Nikos Kyrpides of the Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, California, and colleagues. As of last week, scientists had polished off 319 genomes, including that of the sea squirt Ciona intestinalis, a close relative of vertebrates. The site lists information on these efforts, such as who performed the sequencing, where the results are housed, and whether they are public or proprietary. GOLD also tracks more than 1300 ongoing projects.

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