BC Team Reports De Novo Assembly of African HapMap Genome from Illumina Paired-End Data | GenomeWeb
Scientists at the Genome Sciences Centre of the British Columbia Cancer Agency have assembled a human genome de novo from short paired-end reads that Illumina generated on its Genome Analyzer.
The unpublished analysis, first presented last month at the Short Read Special Interest Group meeting during the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology conference in Toronto, represents one of the first de novo assemblies — if not the first — of a human genome from short-read sequence data.

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