Goodbye, Sanger?

Two recent genomes published in Science and Nature — the water flea and the orangutan, respectively — show that the limit for genome sequencing papers hasn't been reached, says Keith Robison at Omics! Omics! These papers also have something else in common: the researchers used fluorescent capillary Sanger sequencing. "Sanger, of course, was the backbone of genome projects until only very recently," Robison says.

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