A team from the J. Craig Venter Institute and the Hospital for Sick Children reports on a sperm sequencing-based method for getting chromosome-length haplotype information for individuals whose diploid genome has already been sequenced. In their Genome Research study, the researchers highlighted the feasibility of this approach by using it to haplotype HuRef — better known as Craig Venter's genome — using sequence data from 96 individual haploid sperm cells.

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