From 2000 to 2010, the speed of DNA seqeuencing increased 50,000-fold. Advancements in biochemical technology and bioinformatics fueled the phenomenal increase. This feature looks at a few key concepts to understand how this advancement came about.
Also featured on the HHMI DVD, Viral Outbreak: The Science of Emerging Disease, available free from HHMI.
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