26th June 2000

Completion of draft human genome: press pack

Main Human Genome Draft 2000 Press Release
The working draft of the genetic Book of Humankind has been read, the Wellcome Trust and the Sanger Centre in Cambridge, together with international partners, are announcing today. (June 26) ...
International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium Announces "Working Draft" of Human Genome
The Human Genome Project public consortium today announced that it has assembled a working draft of the sequence of the human genome -- the genetic blueprint for a human being ...
Commentators' Views on the Announcement of the First Draft of the Human Genome
Along with Bach's music, Shakespeare's sonnets and the Apollo Space Program, the Human Genome Project is one of those achievements of the human spirit that makes me proud to be human. It is also pleasingly appropriate that the Sanger Center has contributed so largely to this magnificent enterprise of international cooperation, given that the founding genius of macromolecular sequencing is Fred Sanger ...
The Future's Genomic
Genome sequencing could ultimately change the face of biology. More immediately, it is likely to change the way scientists conduct their research. With the completion of the working draft of the human genome, the DNA letters (ACGT) that make up our 60 000-100 000 genes are in the public domain, freely accessible to all who want to interpret and exploit the sequence data ...
Past Great Discoveries
BC
c.3000 Writing invented
420 Hippocrates of Cos active ...
The History of the UK Genome Project
1990 Drs Sulston and Coulson in collaboration with Dr Waterston (Washington University, USA) began a pilot study of the genomic sequence of the round worm C. elegans ...
Human Genome Project Helps Child Birth Defects
Professor Peter Scambler at the Institute of Child Health in London takes a professional interest in several medical conditions that children are born with. The effects vary from restricted growth and limb development problems to heart defects, mental retardation and behavioural difficulties. The syndromes or conditions are different but the common thread is that they are all linked to defective genes ...
Human Genome Project may help find treatment for muscular dystrophy
One of this country's most eminent geneticists is using results coming from the human genome project to help combat muscular and nervous system disorders. She hopes that the knowledge gained will enable drugs to be developed that will compensate for defects and effectively treat these devastating diseases ...
Human Genome Project Helps Identify Skin Disease Genes
Dr. Alain Hovnanian is head of the Molecular Dermatology Unit at the Wellcome Trust Center for Human Genetics - part of the newly opened Henry Wellcome Building for Genomic Medicine - in Oxford. His team have been using the freely available DNA sequences from the Human Genome Project to identify the genes involved in three severe inherited skin disorders - Dariers disease, Hailey-Hailey disease and Netherton Syndrome ...
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