Re: Genomics [was Re: MEDIA: Celera profitability]

Kathryn Aegis (
Wed, 29 Sep 1999 07:24:43

Robert Bradbury writes:
At 08:34 PM 9/28/99 -0700, you wrote:
>>Venter, is very sharp. It will not be easy for me to trump him if
>I decide to move forward with genome synthesis.
Plenty of genes to go around, yes? Too much work for everyone's present lifetime. Go for it!

>> Evidently the total number of genome components has been expanded recently,
>> there was a blurb on the news a few days ago. Does anyone have additional
>> info on this?
>You will have to be more specific with regard to "genome components".
>I believe in the Drosophila genome there is a fair amount of controversy
>with regard to how many "real" genes there actually are (from 10-20 K genes).

There was a paragraph or two in the newspaper. I'll look it up and post it later.

Kathryn Aegis