Is Whole-genome Sequencing Reaching a Tipping Point for Clinical Pathology Laboratories?

High-Density Sequencing Chips Will Soon Be Able To Sequence Five Million SNPs Rapid gene sequencing is catching the interest of progressive anatomic pathologists. These medical laboratory professionals are interested in using rapid gene sequencing technology to allow them to study tens and hundreds of genes on a patient specimen. The technologies used in rapid gene sequencing are being developed and improved by a handful of biotech companies who are racing each other be first to deliver...

Neanderthal Genome Sequenced using DNA from 38,000 Year Old Bones

Latest-generation DNA sequencing technology helped scientists achieve this feat This spring, a particularly interesting milestone on the road to genetic medicine was achieved. The genome of Neanderthal man has been sequenced at the 1X level. It is a remarkable accomplishment by scientists from both the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and 454 Life Sciences Inc. , a division of Roche Holdings. The final Neanderthal draft sequence is made up of three...
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