The Technology Pilot

If you've been wondering how the 1,000 Genomes Project is doing, here's an account from Dan Koboldt at his MassGenomics blog about last week's meeting at Baylor where participants discussed the "Pilot 3" phase of the project. "Unlike pilots 1 and 2, which emphasized whole genome sequencing to low or high coverage, respectively, in Pilot 3, the exons of 1,000 genes (~1.5 Mbp total) were selectively targeted for sequencing by capture technologies," Koboldt writes.

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