Across the genomics community, a popular debate pits draft-sequencing lots of organisms against getting higher-quality finished sequences of fewer organisms.

The DOE’s Joint Genome Institute, for example, is known for its marathon microbial sequencing program, which seeks to obtain as many high-throughput draft sequences as resources allow.

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