One a Week

WashU's David Dooling tells O'Reilly Radar's James Turner about all the genome sequencing work going on at his university, where scientists can now sequence a human genome with complete coverage in a week. "Now with 35 to 40 machines, we can generate lots of sequence on lots of different humans. And so that opens up a whole new line of analysis of comparative genomics where you're comparing human to human to human to human genomes," Dooling says. "This was an analysis that wasn't even feasible two years ago.

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