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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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.