Month: October 1999

Oct. 19, 1999


The Dictyostelium discoideum genome project has been making progress. In Nature 401 from 30 Sept 99 page 440 the current status is given as “Over two-fold coverage of the 34 Mb genome is now available and there is already information on at least 90% of the genes.” I have searched the Jena web Blast server… Read More

Oct. 13, 1999


A new human CYP family CYP39A is now represented by a complete sequence. This was assembled over several days by using every trick in the book to find all the pieces. I suspect this will be an important P450, with an ancient history, probably acting on sterols. The gene is also found as ESTs in… Read More