Establishing the Order of Human Chromosome-Specific DNA Fragments

  • A. V. Carrano
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 46)


The goal of the human genome project is to decipher the human genetic information (i.e. determine the sequence of the DNA bases) for the benefit of mankind. Questions about this project center on emphasis and approach, not on the scientific value. One important question focuses on the need to sequence the entire genome rather than subsets of the genome, since it is thought that more than 80 percent of the human genome may not contain useful genetic information.


Human Chromosome Fragment Size Hybrid Cell Large Fragment Cosmid Clone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Carrano
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  1. 1.Biomedical Sciences Division L-452Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

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