Researchers Exploring De Novo Assembly Methods to Create Reference 'Super-Centenarian' Genome | GenomeWeb

By Andrea Anderson

Researchers from the Netherlands and the US are working to generate a de novo genome assembly based on SOLiD short read sequence data from samples donated by a Dutch woman who lived to be 115 years old.

Those involved in the study intend to use the genome sequence to look for genetic clues about how the woman, dubbed W115 for the study, lived so long and stayed in good health for most of her life.

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