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Nature. 1996 Feb 15;379(6566):597-600.

From DNA sequence to biological function.

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  • Department of Biochemistry and Applied Molecular Biology, UMIST, Manchester, UK.


Genome sequencing is leading to the discovery of new genes at a rate 50-100 times greater than that achieved by classical genetics, but the biological function of almost half of these genes is completely unknown. In order fully to exploit genome sequence data, a systematic approach to the discovery of gene function is required. Possible strategies are discussed here in the context of functional analysis in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a model eukaryote whose genome sequence will soon be completed.

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  • Bacterium genome sequence. [Nature. 1996]
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