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Public Group Completes Draft of the Mouse

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Science  10 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5570, pp. 1005
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5570.1005b

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Researchers celebrated the release of an important mammalian genome last week--that of a laboratory mouse called the "black 6." The Mouse Genome Sequencing Consortium announced 6 May that it has put together a draft of the C57BL/6J mouse genome that is 96% complete, and it is making the data available for free on the Internet.