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Genome Assembly and A Genomic Jigsaw Puzzle

The Illumina Genomics Podcast

Genome Assembly and A Genomic Jigsaw Puzzle

Oct 03, 2018 | Episode 29 | 20 mins

Sequencing a human genome requires 300 billion bases of DNA sequence, all of which need to be assembled – like a giant genomic jigsaw puzzle. Dr. Aleksey Zimin is Associate Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins University, and he joins me to discuss whole genome sequencing and assembly. He also discusses a novel method for creating phased genome assemblies.

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