Final human chromosome sequence released

23 May 2006

The genetic sequence map of human chromosome 1, the last and largest of the 23 chromosomes to be mapped, has been completed and an analysis published in the journal Nature [Gregory SG et al. (2006) Nature 441, 315-321]. A team of over 160 collaborators in the UK and the US has taken nearly ten years to produce the finished sequence. Lead investigator Simon G. Gregory, who led the project whilst at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre in the UK, commented: "This achievement effectively closes the book on an important volume of the Human Genome Project" (see press release). This is because, following the release of the draft and

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