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Private company to sequence human genome

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7144.1553k (Published 23 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1553
  1. Rutter Terri
  1. Boston

    A private US company in partnership with a well known geneticist has announced that it can sequence the human genome much more rapidly and at considerably lower cost than the federal project that is now under way.

    Dr J Craig Venter—a geneticist who in 1995 made headlines with the publication of the first full genome ever to be sequenced, the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae, and who is the president of the Institute for Genomic Sciences—has teamed up with Michael Hunkapiller, the president of the …

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