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Work led by the University of Toronto's Corey Nislow and Andrew Smith used deep sequencing to perform "genome-scale fitness profiling to evaluate yeast strain collections in parallel," they report in this week's early online edition of Genome Research. The method, called Barcode analysis by Sequencing, or Bar-seq, did better than the current benchmark barcode microarray assay when it came to both dynamic range and throughput, they found.

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