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Researchers At The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Play Major Role In Genetic Milestone -- First Full Sequencing Of A Human Chromosome

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December 3, 1999
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The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
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Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where hundreds of children are treated each year for genetic diseases, played a major role in today's landmark announcement of the first sequencing of a complete human chromosome -- chromosome 22.

Philadelphia, Pa. — Researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where hundreds of children are treated each year for genetic diseases, played a major role in today’s landmark announcement of the first sequencing of a complete human chromosome. Building on their previous work in producing a general map of chromosome 22, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia research team processed large numbers of DNA segments from that chromosome in preparation for the sequencing. The Hospital is considered a world leader in caring for children with a genetic disorder that results from a defect of chromosome 22.


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The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia. (1999, December 3). Researchers At The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Play Major Role In Genetic Milestone -- First Full Sequencing Of A Human Chromosome. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/12/991202103737.htm
The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia. "Researchers At The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Play Major Role In Genetic Milestone -- First Full Sequencing Of A Human Chromosome." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/12/991202103737.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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