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EST Expert, Scientific Coach


It's hard to imagine how the international gene mapping consortium would have ever been a success without James Sikela. His development of single-pass cDNA sequencing was the main sequencing method used by the consortium that produced the first comprehensive human gene map. In the early 1990s, Sikela, a professor in the department of pharmacology and the human medical genetics program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center was already working on single-pass sequencing of human cDNAs.

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