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Decoding human genomes on a population scale: solexa/illumina sequencing
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Abstract: One copy of the human genome comprises a code made up of an arrangement of just over three billion units of the DNA bases (or ’”letters”) G, C, A and T. The Human Genome Project took many years and thousands of instruments to decode the first human genome at a cost of several hundred million dollars. A human genome can now be decoded on a single instrument in one day for a few thousand dollars.
In this lecture Professor Shankar Balasubramanian will discuss the history of DNA sequencing and a method for rapidly decoding the genomes that originated in Cambridge in the 1990s. Professor Balasubramanian will also consider the impact of rapid genome sequencing on the life sciences, medicine and society.
This talk is part of the Cambridge Philosophical Society series.
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