Online Education Kit: 1996: Human Gene Map Created

National Human Genome Research Institute

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1996: Human Gene Map Created

Photo of a ruler in front of an EST mapScientists created a map showing the locations of ESTs (expressed sequence tags) representing fragments of more than 16,000 genes from throughout the genome.

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Schuler, G.D., Boguski, M.S., Stewart, E.A., Stein, L.D., Gyapay, G., Rice, K., White, R.E. A gene map of the human genome. Science, 274: 540-6. 1996. [PubMed]

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