The newly developed sequencing methodology cleared the way for tantalizing prospects. The E. coli chromosome? Sure, an enticing goal, but... Charles Weissmann from Zurich suggested at a meeting in Heidelberg, Germany, at the beginning of the 1980s that the veritable challenge for modern science would be the sequencing of the 1000 times longer human genome. However, resolving its 3 billion bases by the standards of the time seemed to be a nearly impossible dream. Nearly!
KeywordsHuman Genome Shotgun Sequencing Genome Sequencing Consortium Craig Venter Rough Draft
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