Genome superheroes unmask
Last June, in a legendary bit of scientific heroism, a graduate student from the University of California stitched together a massive collection of DNA sequences, creating the first public assembly of a draft of the human genome sequence. Now, the student, James Kent, and colleague David Haussler describe the creation of the computer program they designed to assemble the draft, revealing the surprisingly simple ideas behind the most important puzzle-solving exercise in recent history.
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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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