When two is better than one

Hardly a day goes by without the announcement of a newly sequenced genome. Whatever the DNA source—animal or plant, fungus or bacterium—genome sequencing has become so commonplace, the feat no longer amazes. It may shock younger readers to learn that not so long ago completed genomes merited journal covers and press conferences. Perhaps lost in all this familiarity and access is the recognition that, a decade after the first next-gen sequencing instruments went online and more than a decade since the completion of the Human Genome Project, sequence assembly remains a challenge… Read more at BioTechniques. (PDF)

~ by jeffreyperkel on February 11, 2016.

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