First drafts of human genome sequence published:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The first drafts of the human genome sequence have been published by international scientists from the Human Genome Project and the Celera Genomics Group in the journals Nature (February 15) and Science (February 16) respectively. Both teams showed that the human genome contains around 30,000 genes instead of the expected 100,000. The findings suggest that it may be more difficult to identify the genes that have a direct role in disease. However, the analysis of the work is still incomplete, the two groups added.