DNA sequencing

The human genome sequencing consortium

1/11/04. By Giles Newton

The International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium brought together scientists at 20 institutions in six countries: France, Germany, Japan, China, the UK and USA.

The institutions that formed the Human Genome Sequencing Consortium included:

1. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute , Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK

2. Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research , Cambridge, MA, USA

3. Washington University School of Medicine Genome Sequencing Center , St. Louis, MO, USA

4. Joint Genome Institute, US Department of Energy , Walnut Creek, CA, USA

5. Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center , Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Houston, TX, USA

6. RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center , Yokohama-city, Japan

7. Genoscope and CNRS , UMR-8030, Evry Cedex, France

8. Genome Therapeutics Corporation (GTC) Sequencing Center , Genome Therapeutics Corporation, Waltham, MA, USA

9. Department of Genome Analysis , Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Jena, Germany

10. Beijing Genomics Institute/Human Genome Center , Institute of Genetics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

11. Multimegabase Sequencing Center , The Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA

12. Stanford Genome Technology Center , Stanford, CA, USA

13. Stanford Human Genome Center and Department of Genetics , Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

14. University of Washington Genome Center , Seattle, WA, USA

15. Department of Molecular Biology , Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

16. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas , Dallas, TX, USA*

17. University of Oklahoma's Advanced Center for Genome Technology, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA

18. Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics , Berlin, Germany

19. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory , Lita Annenberg Hazen Genome Center, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA

20. Gesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung mbH (GBF) - German Research Centre for Biotechnology , Braunschweig, Germany.

*Sequencing centre is no longer in operation

The European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK, and the National Centre for Biotechnology Information at NIH also played a key role in providing computational support and analysis for the Human Genome Project. The assembly of the genome sequence across chromosomes was also assisted by scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Neomorphic, Inc.

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