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Recounting a genetic story of human chromosome 21

Rcjohnsen rcjohnsen at aol.com
Sun May 21 18:38:09 EST 2000


Recounting a genetic story 
ROGER H. REEVES 
Roger H. Reeves is in the Department of Physiology, The Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine, 725 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Maryland
21205-2105, USA.
e-mail: rreeves at welch.jhu.edu

The DNA sequence of human chromosome 21, now published, provides indications
that the total number of human genes has been overestimated, and is a valuable
resource for research into Down syndrome. 
The sequencing of whole genomes means that genetic information is increasingly
considered in functional rather than structural terms. But for the moment, the
principal structural element of genomes — the chromosome — remains the
predominant unit by which to measure progress in the Human Genome Project.

I have this and accompanying article in PDF formats if anyone interested




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