Archive for October 2011
Despite being in its relative infancy, genome sequencing (and the technologies that drive it) have become central to much of the molecular biology that we take for granted. In this guest post, Nick Tucker takes a closer look at the past, present and potential future of DNA sequencing as it becomes cheaper and more readily available.
Mining databases of microbial genomes has rapidly become a routine part of experimental work for microbiologists the world over. It must be impossible for this year’s new intake of PhD students to imagine a world without them. But let’s reminisce for a moment, just to see how far we’ve come.