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Gerald M. Rubin gerry at FRUITFLY.BDGP.BERKELEY.EDU
Wed Jul 28 13:54:45 EST 1999


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Alan C. Christensen asks the following:

There was an announcement today that Celera has completed one million
sequences of shotgunned genomic DNA, approximately 500 MB of raw sequence

The question is where are the data?  BDGP?  What is the current status?

The answer can be found in the same Celera press release itself:

"Celera expects to complete the random sequencing phase of Drosophila in
early September when it will begin sequencing the human genome. This will
entail completing another 2 million sequences--or about 1 billion letters
of genetic code. Working with the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project
(BDGP), Celera will then fill gaps and resolve ambiguities in the sequence
to produce finished sequence. Celera will begin making sequence data
available to the public in October 1999, and anticipates release of the
completed sequence by the end of the year and publication in collaboration
with the BDGP in early 2000."

You should also read the news item on the BDGP web page dated  Jan. 28,
1999: 	"Sequencing agreement with Celera Genomics". It oulines our
collaboration with Celera in detail. The only thing that has changed is a
slight delay in the timetable, which is now as stated in Celera's press
release. An important point is that BDGP will not have access to this data
until it is available to the public in October. (This was a condition of
the NIH for us to participate in this collaboration.)

Please consult the BDGP web page for regular updates on the BDGP's activities.

Gerry Rubin
________________________________

Gerald M. Rubin
John D. MacArthur Professor of Genetics
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Director, Drosophila Genome Center
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3200

phone: 510-643-9945
FAX: 510-643-9947
email: gerry at fruitfly.berkeley.edu
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Alan C. Christensen asks the following:


There was an announcement today that Celera has completed one million

sequences of shotgunned genomic DNA, approximately 500 MB of raw
sequence


The question is where are the data?  BDGP?  What is the current
status?


The answer can be found in the same Celera press release itself:


<fontfamily><param>Times</param>"Celera expects to complete the random
sequencing phase of Drosophila in early September when it will begin
sequencing the human genome. This will entail completing another 2
million sequences--or about 1 billion letters of genetic code. Working
with the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project (BDGP), Celera will then
fill gaps and resolve ambiguities in the sequence to produce finished
sequence. Celera will begin making sequence data available to the
public in October 1999, and anticipates release of the completed
sequence by the end of the year and publication in collaboration with
the BDGP in early 2000."


</fontfamily>You should also read the news item on the BDGP web page
dated  <italic><fontfamily><param>Helvetica</param><smaller>Jan. 28,
1999</smaller></fontfamily></italic><fontfamily><param>Times</param>:
	</fontfamily><fontfamily><param>Helvetica</param>"Sequencing agreement
with Celera Genomics". </fontfamily>It oulines our collaboration with
Celera in detail. The only thing that has changed is a slight delay in
the timetable, which is now as stated in Celera's press release. An
important point is that BDGP will not have access to this data until it
is available to the public in October. (This was a condition of the NIH
for us to participate in this collaboration.)


Please consult the BDGP web page for regular updates on the BDGP's
activities.


Gerry Rubin

________________________________


Gerald M. Rubin

John D. MacArthur Professor of Genetics

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Director, Drosophila Genome Center

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-3200


phone: 510-643-9945

FAX: 510-643-9947

email: gerry at fruitfly.berkeley.edu

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