The Human Genome

SIDEBAR : Selected Suppliers of Software for Gene Discovery and Analysis

Genetics has been an informational science since the elucidation of DNA's structure. Today's researchers say the field shifted to a more computational mode in 1990-the year that research groups began mapping genes to specific chromosomal sites for the Human Genome Project. "That year was pivotal, because it was then that the need to sequence significant amounts of DNA became compelling," says Richard Gibbs, director of the genome sequencing project at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

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The pace of genome research is expected to increase as researchers devise shortcuts to direct sequencing (J.C. Venter et al., Nature, 381:364-6, 1996). This will result in a need for more tools to seek meaning in the reams of A, T,...

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