Baylor Busts a Move


"We like to keep the bottleneck at the DNA instrumentation level," says Mike Metzker, head of sequencing production at Baylor College of Medicine's Human Genome Sequencing Center in Houston, Texas. After all, the center owns some $25 million worth of ABI 3700 sequencing instruments, so "as long as the bottleneck is sequencing, then we're doing our job, because that's the most expensive step," Metzker explains.

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