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Nat Genet. 1995 Aug;10(4):415-23.

Gene-based sequence-tagged-sites (STSs) as the basis for a human gene map.

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Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80262, USA.


Using our data set of 3,143 single pass sequences from human brain cDNA libraries, we have developed a strategy in which gene-based sequence-tagged-sites (STSs), derived from 3'untranslated regions of human cDNAs, are rapidly assigned to megabase-insert yeast artificial chromosomes and somatic cell hybrids to generate regional gene mapping data. Employing this approach, we have mapped 318 cDNAs, representing 308 human genes. Ninety-two of these mapped to regions implicated in human genetic diseases, identifying them as candidate genes. Extension of this strategy has the potential to result in virtually every human gene having, at its 3' end, its own associated STS, with each STS in turn specifying both a corresponding genomic clone and a specific regional location in the genome.

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