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The fly Drosophila melanogaster is one of the most intensively studied organisms in biology and serves as a model system for the investigation of many developmental and cellular processes common to higher eukaryotes, including humans. We have determined the nucleotide sequence of nearly all of the approximately 120-megabase euchromatic portion of the(More)
With the human genome sequence approaching completion, a major challenge is to identify the locations and encoded protein sequences of all human genes. To address this problem we have developed a new gene identification algorithm, GenomeScan, which combines exon-intron and splice signal models with similarity to known protein sequences in an integrated(More)
The human genome holds an extraordinary trove of information about human development, physiology, medicine and evolution. Here we report the results of an international collaboration to produce and make freely available a draft sequence of the human genome. We also present an initial analysis of the data, describing some of the insights that can be gleaned(More)
The chromosomal translocation t(8;14) is the hallmark of Burkitt's-lymphoma (BL) and fuses the proto-oncogene c-MYC to the IGH locus. We analyzed the genomic structure of MYC/IGH fusions derived from a large series of 78 patients with t(8;14) and asked (i) whether distinct breakpoint clusters exist within the MYC gene and (ii) whether any pairwise(More)
We sought to understand the genesis of the t(9;22) by characterizing genomic breakpoints in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and BCR-ABL-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). BCR-ABL breakpoints were identified in p190 ALL (n=25), p210 ALL (n=25) and p210 CML (n=32); reciprocal breakpoints were identified in 54 cases. No evidence for significant(More)
The FIP1L1-PDGFRA fusion gene is a recurrent molecular abnormality in patients with eosinophilia-associated myeloproliferative neoplasms. We characterized FIP1L1-PDGFRA junction sequences from 113 patients at the mRNA (n=113) and genomic DNA (n=85) levels. Transcript types could be assigned in 109 patients as type A (n=50, 46%) or B (n=47, 43%), which were(More)
X-ray-induced intrachromosomal DNA rearrangements were detected in the 5' region of the MYC gene of cells of the human bladder carcinoma cell line, EJ-30, by using PCR with inverted primers. When the cells were allowed to repair/misrepair for 6 or 23 h after irradiation, the frequency of rearrangements increased with dose from (0.7 +/- 0.4) x 10(-5) per(More)
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