Back to Biology: Jim Kent on Life after Saving the Human Genome Project | GenomeWeb

Jim Kent is known for a number of things in the bioinformatics world, including his work on the University of California Santa Cruz “Golden Path” genome browser and the development of the BLAT (Blast-like alignment tool) rapid alignment algorithm. But Kent’s claim to fame is a grueling month he spent writing the GigAssembler program to assemble the public human genome in time for the White House announcement of the draft sequence in June 2000.

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