A single cell is the smallest building block in biology. Each and every cell contains an entire genome with all the information to create an entire organism – be it a bacterium or a buffalo cell. Recent advances in sequencing technology are making it possible to extract and sequence the genomes from individual cells. This is advancing our understanding of many biological processes.
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Nick Navin at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center --http://faculty.mdanderson.org
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