Scientists halfway to goal of sequencing 24 human chromosomes

09/16/2004 | BBC

Researchers working on sequencing the human genome report they have reached the halfway mark of their goal of producing the "gold standard" of the genome of the 24 chromosomes. They published in the journal Nature their information about the 12th of the 24 chromosomes to be sequenced -- chromosome five -- with 923 genes, 66 of them involved in human disease.

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