Metagenomics on the Move | GenomeWeb

Metagenomics on the Move


When you're talking about scientific advances, 10 years is a blink of the eye. But for metagenomics, the field is moving rapidly. While large-scale initiatives to detail the diversity of bacteria and viruses in a community have been steadily progressing — the Human Microbiome Project and the Global Ocean Sampling Expedition are two of the biggest — many researchers have taken advantage of deep sequencing to move the field toward both comparative and functional analysis.

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