Assessment of human gene diversity and expression patterns using expressed sequence tags.
Essays in biochemistry. 1996-01-01; 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.