Sequencing at Speed
This animation shows one of the methods currently being used to sequence DNA at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
The introduction of next-generation sequencing in 2007 created a bit of a buzz and as a result sequencing a genome is now much faster and cheaper. This animation shows a DNA sequencing process called massively parallel sequencing. This technology can sequence the three billion bases of a human genome in just 10 days by sequencing millions of clusters of DNA laid out on a small plastic slide called a flowcell. This technology has driven forward large scale sequencing projects such as the 1,000 Genomes Project and UK10K.
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