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New "Gene Map" Doubles Number Of Genes

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October 9, 1998
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A team of 64 scientists from government, university and commercial laboratories around the world achieved a new milestone in the Human Genome Project by collaborating to produce a new 'gene map' pinpointing the chromosomal locations of almost half of all genes. This GeneMap'98 compilation is available on the Internet and will greatly expedite the discovery of human disease genes, which can result in advances in detection and treatment of common illnesses.

WITH ROUGHLY HALF OF ALL HUMAN GENES, NEW MAP UPGRADES ACCURACY AND USEFULNESS OF GENETIC INFORMATION; WILL SPEED PACE OF RESEARCH


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