To store DNA, you need unusual storage containers. Organisms such as bacteria and viruses were the Human Genome Project's unconventional libraries and duplicating systems. "DNA libraries" give researchers a way to store and access genes of interest. These libraries consist of large numbers of DNA vectors each containing a different DNA fragment. Different vectors are used for DNA fragments of different sizes.
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James Watson describes sequencing the human genome using markers and BACs, and Craig Venter explains using cDNA libraries, ESTs, and shotgun sequencing.
James Darnell explains how chemical signals turn eukaryotic genes on and off.
Eric Lander, director of the Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research, explains where the DNA donors for the first reference sequence came from.
Mike Wigler shows how all organisms share similar genes, called homologs.
Craig Venter, the leader of the private genome effort, talks about the "whole genome shotgun" technique that was used by Celera Genomics to sequence the human genome.
Mario Capecchi describes proteomics; the large-scale study of protein structure and function. Brian Sauer explains gene knock outs.
Craig Venter, the leader of the private genome effort at Celera Genomics, talks about the sources of the DNA used in their sequence.
Shane Yeager, from the Whitehead Institute Center for Genome Research, explains the processes of storing and preparing DNA for sequencing.
15477. The public Human Genome Project: mapping the genome, sequencing, and reassembly. 3D animation.
The public Human Genome Project: mapping the genome, sequencing, and reassembly.
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