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Business as Usual at Baylor s Sequencing Center After Rita Spares Region

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (GenomeWeb News) - Baylor College of Medicine's Human Genome Sequencing Center is up and running after Hurricane Rita largely spared the region.


"We dodged a bullet," Richard Gibbs, the center's director, told GenomeWeb News in an e-mail message yesterday. Two-thirds of the staff were back on Monday, with the remainder expected back today.


During the time that the center's sequencers were shut down due to its evacuation last Thursday, the lab would have run about 350,000 sequencing reactions that did not get going until Sunday afternoon. "These are not 'lost' but delayed," Gibbs said.


"[It's] business as usual from here on," he said.

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