Does anyone know the (approximate) answers to the following questions? I
was asked these questions and wasn't quite sure if I was in the right ball
1) What percentage of the human genome is protein coding information? 5%?
Less than 5%? Do these estimates include or exclude introns in the
calculation of "coding regions?"
2) What percentage of the human genome has been sequenced? 1%? A few
percent? I assume that the vast majority of known human sequence comes
protein coding regions?
3) What percentage of the 100,000 or so genes that make up a human have
been cloned (sequenced) at the cDNA level (excluding ESTs)? 5%? 10%?
4) Of the 100,000 or so expressed human genes, how many have been
identified by EST? 50% More than 50%?
edesjard at ben-may.bsd.uchicago.edu