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The Race for the $1,000 Genome: The Increasing Speed and Accuracy of DNA Sequencing

Science fiction fans remember the Star Trek tricorders that rapidly rendered a diagnosis, or the database that could provide the entire past and present information (even the molecular details) of a scanned planet. The state of science, as we live it today, reflects the path to bring many of these concepts into fruition. Although discovering […]

Using Exome Sequencing to Aid in Diagnosing Ataxias

  Clinical exome sequencing has proven to be an extremely valuable tool in the world of diagnostics as explained by Christopher M. Gomez, MD, PhD and Soma Das, PhD. While the volume of genetic information continues to grow, one of its many applications can be applied to conditions such as ataxia. Many studies have been […]

Dr. Michael Snyder: Interpretation of Whole Genome Sequencing in Clinics

  Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is a service that has held a lot of promise for the clinical and personalized medicine world. Having treatments and regiments that were specific to your own unique needs is something that many are striving to achieve based off of WGS findings. Dr. Snyder and his colleagues, such as Frederick […]

Ebola Outbreak Leaves Behind Genome Sequences

On August 28, 2014, researchers from Harvard University and the Broad Institute released a report that sequences and analyzes the genomes from the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone. Stephen Gire and Pardis Sabeti of Harvard and the Broad Institute led the collaborative effort of more than 50 co-authors. The research is […]

Human Whole Genome Sequencing

Whole genome sequencing or full genome sequencing is a field of study that has proven to be quite critical to the average person. The number of discoveries found through sequencing is rapidly growing by the day.   Of the many applications for genome sequencing, one of the largest is for research. This might apply to […]