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TitleMapping and Sequencing the Human Genome
Publication Date1988
Unique IdentifierACC0488
Other NumbersOSTI ID: 6397351
Research OrgCommittee on Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome, National Research Council, Washington, DC (USA)
Other InformationCopyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences and published by National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418
Subject59 Basic Biological Sciences; DNA Sequencing; Data Processing; Information Needs; Genetic Mapping; Man; Management; Animals; Mammals; Mapping; Primates; Processing; Structural Chemical Analysis; Vertebrates; 550400* -- Genetics; 550200 -- Biochemistry
Related Web PagesHuman Genome: DOE Origins
AbstractNumerous meetings have been held and a debate has developed in the biological community over the merits of mapping and sequencing the human genome. In response a committee to examine the desirability and feasibility of mapping and sequencing the human genome was formed to suggest options for implementing the project. The committee asked many questions. Should the analysis of the human genome be left entirely to the traditionally uncoordinated, but highly successful, support systems that fund the vast majority of biomedical research. Or should a more focused and coordinated additional support system be developed that is limited to encouraging and facilitating the mapping and eventual sequencing of the human genome. If so, how can this be done without distorting the broader goals of biological research that are crucial for any understanding of the data generated in such a human genome project. As the committee became better informed on the many relevant issues, the opinions of its members coalesced, producing a shared consensus of what should be done. This report reflects that consensus.
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