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The FAQs about the human genome
Date:5/7/2008

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. How many genes are in the human genome" Which genes are commonly associated with genetic diseases" How many mobile elements, simple sequence repeats, or protein kinases are encoded by the genome" What are the largest genes and proteins" How similar are human proteins to those of mouse, yeast, or bacteria"

A new handbook, A Short Guide to the Human Genome, answers these and other commonly asked questions. Written in questionandanswer format, it is geared towards all working scientists and teachers in the life sciences. It is accessible to those working outside the field of genomics, and will be a handy resource for anyone, including genome scientists, who seeks a concise summary of basic facts about the human genome.

The completion of the human genome sequence is one of the great accomplishments of the biological sciences, writes the author, Stewart Scherer, in the Preface to the book. Yet, even with the complete sequence and its extensive annotation, it can be surprisingly difficult to find answers to seemingly simple questions about the genome for a seminar, manuscript, or classroom lecture.

Using a recent assembly of the human genome sequence, Scherer has compiled answers to a broad range of questions about the structure and function of the human genome. Answers to each question are presented in a direct, straightforward style. Numerous figures and tables are included to illustrate and summarize the information.


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Contact: Ingrid Benirschke
benirsch@cshl.edu
619-275-6021
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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