Monday, October 5, 2015

Beyond the $1,000 Genome: An Interview with Mark Gerstein

Next-generation sequencing has many people excited about the prospect of the $1,000 genome, however recent discoveries show that short-read sequencing technologies miss important genomic elements, driving scientists to look for an alternative approach. Mark Gerstein, co-director of the computational biology and bioinformatics program at Yale, argues that the true $1,000 human genome has yet to arrive. In a recent conversation with Mendelspod host Theral Timpson, he discussed some of the important, deep technical questions that must first be addressed. This is the second in a series of podcast interviews focused on long-read sequencing, and we have included some highlights from…

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