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.
- Human Genome Guide
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.
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
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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