Bioinformatics Research at ISU appears in Nature

September 7, 2005

Findings of computer science professor Xiaoqiu Huang and his collaborators will appear in the weekly science journal Nature. Huang is a member of the 2005 Chimpanzee Sequencing and Analysis Consortium, a bioinformatics group comprised of researchers scattered throughout the globe who concentrate on analyzing and comparing chimpanzee DNA. 

One of the nine main findings to be published is that the human and chimpanzee genomes differ by only 1.23% in terms of nucleotide substitutions (single letter changes). More information is available at Nature's web site about the chimpanzee project.

The article is entitled "Initial sequence of the chimpanzee genome and comparison with the human genome," and appears in Nature, 437: 69-87. 

For more details, see the Iowa State Daily's article on Huang.