Genome Project Factoids
edesjard at ben-may.bsd.uchicago.edu
Thu Jan 25 14:17:44 EST 1996
Does anyone know the (approximate) answers to the following questions? I
was asked these questions and wasn't quite sure if I was in the right ball
1) What percentage of the human genome is protein coding information? 5%?
Less than 5%? Do these estimates include or exclude introns in the
calculation of "coding regions?"
2) What percentage of the human genome has been sequenced? 1%? A few
percent? Is the vast majority of the known human sequence information from
protein coding regions?
3) What percentage of the 100,000 or so genes that make up a human have
been cloned (sequenced) at the cDNA level (excluding ESTs)? 5%? 10%?
4) Of the 100,000 or so expressed human genes, how many have been
identified by EST? 50% More than 50%?
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