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First human chromosome is sequenced

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1453
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The sequence of the first human chromosome to be decoded has been announced this week, with the publication in Nature of the DNA sequence for chromosome 22. The publication is the first milestone in the human genome project—a worldwide collaborative effort to decipher the complete genetic code. Chromosome 22 is the second smallest of …

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