Ten facts from the Human Genome Project
Comparison of draft human sequence versions from the public and private domain
The greater part of the data for Celera's assemblies comes from the public Human Genome Project (HGP). Despite this benefit, Celera's assembly is only comparable with that of the public HGP and is dependent upon it. This suggests that pure whole genome shotgun has failed as far as generating the sequence of the human genome is concerned.
British science targets nearly half of world's genetic diseases
Currently 39% of all the disease genes found have been discovered on "British" chromosomes. There are 24 chromosomes in the human body, and eight of these are being sequenced (that is, genetically read) by researchers at the Sanger Institute, at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge.
Human Genome Project shows the wonder and the mystery of humankind
The publication today (11 February 2001) of the detailed sequencing and mapping papers of the Human Genome Project shows that the "book of humankind" is even more wonderful, and mysterious, than previously thought.
Dr John Sulston Knighted in the New Year Honours list
Dr Sulston was instrumental in establishing the Sanger Centre and, with the backing of the Wellcome Trust, built the Centre into one of the world's premier genomics centres. Today, the Sanger Centre is responsible for sequencing one-third of the human genome, the genomes of dozens of disease-causing organisms, as well as providing annotation - that is interpreting the DNA code.
Sanger Centre to sequence zebrafish genome in new Wellcome Trust Initiative
With a genome only half the size of that of mouse or human, the zebrafish will play a key role in finding genes in the other genomes. The new project is predicted to take three years.
Public-Private Consortium to Accelerate Sequencing of Mouse Genome
The National Institutes of Health, the Wellcome Trust and three private companies today announced they have formed a consortium to speed up the determination of the DNA sequence of the mouse genome. The Mouse Sequencing Consortium will provide $58 million over the next six months to decipher the mouse genetic code.
Wellcome Trust Announces Major Investment in Genome Bioinformatics
The increased resources in staff and computer power for the gene "software" will mean a much speedier collection and dissemination of information on the function of genes, greatly aiding the work of researchers around the world in finding new diagnostic methods and treatments for a huge variety of diseases.
Completion of draft human genome: press pack
A wide range of supporting materials were created to supplement the main announcement of the draft human genome.