Human Genome

After more than 10 years since the inception of the human genome project two preliminary versions have been published in the journals Nature and Science by an international publicly funded consortium and the biotech company Celera, respectively. Here are links to Genome Centers offering database information on the human genome sequence, structure, and dynamics. The sequence of the human genome is too big to see at all at once and few people want or need to look at raw DNA sequence. Genome Centers therefore maintain databases and browser software that allows many different ways of looking at the genome sequence. Specific genes, repetitive elements, genomic markers, and biological annotation about messenger RNA, proteins, expression, mutations, and diseases. The links offered here will bring the interested reader to four of the major database sites offering scientists access to genome information. 
NCBI - Human Genome Guide National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) offers views of chromosomes and maps and loci with links to genetic disease database, taxonomy, protein structure, and literature search. 
Human Genome Browser The University of California, Santa Cruz hosts the database with the assembly of the draft of the sequence published in Nature on February 15, 2000 and will provide updates thereafter. Needs high level of expertise in searching and finding sequence related information. 
Project Ensembl The Sanger Center together with EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute) maintains this free database providing automatic, complete and consistent annotation across the human genome.


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