UNIT 4.1 An Overview of Gene Identification: Approaches, Strategies, and Considerations

  1. Andreas D. Baxevanis

Published Online: 1 SEP 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0401s6

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Baxevanis, A. D. 2004. An Overview of Gene Identification: Approaches, Strategies, and Considerations. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 6:4.1:4.1.1–4.1.9.

Author Information

  1. National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 SEP 2004
  2. Published Print: JUN 2004

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Modern biology is on the verge of officially ushering in a new era in science with the completion of the sequencing of the human genome in April 2003. While often erroneously called the “post-genome era”, this will actually truly mark the beginning of the “genome era,” a time in which the availability of sequence data for many genomes will have a significant effect on how science is performed in the 21st century. This unit offers an overview of many of the gene prediction methods that are currently available and offers a general assessment of how well the methods work for various problems.