Kirkness, E. F.
Assessment of Human Gene Diversity and Expression Patterns Using Expressed Sequence Tags
Essays Biochem. 1996 Jan 01; 31: 1-9.
ESTs provide a cheap and effective short-cut for identifying the majority of an organism's genes. Surveys of ESTs can provide a global view of the gene-expression patterns that distinguish different tissues or cell types. The large collection of human ESTs will soon permit the majority of genes to be placed on a chromosomal map.