Decoding Genomes of Small Species Using a Reduced Amount of DNA and Less Time

This is thanks to a new sequencing workflow presented in a recently published paper in Genes which removes some steps from traditional sequencing, and this results to a smaller loss of DNA. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute (University of Cambridge), and Pacific Biosciences have read the whole genetic code of a single tiny mosquito […]

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A Code by Any Other Name

Advances in next generation sequencing technologies, particularly RNA-seq, have revealed an unexpectedly large extent of human genome transcription, estimated between 60-90%, and propelled the rapidly growing field of transcriptomics. Since protein-coding genes account for less than 3% of the human genome (numbering about 20,000, or half that of Oryza sativa (rice), and about the same […]

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