We done one human genome. Now we gotta do everyone’s.
So everybody and his cat is a-huntin and a-searchin for a way to sequence individual human genomes cheaply and easily. And there ain’t no shortage of ideas which makes it hard to keep up.
Thankfully ya don’t need to cos Massimiliano “Di” Di Ventra at the University of California, San Diego has done it for us.
His take on up ‘n’ comin DNA sequencing techniques is a fine overview of an important emerging topic. Miss this at your peril cos one day, one of these techniques is gonna sequence your own genome. Betcha!
Ref: arxiv.org/abs/0708.2724: Physical Approaches to DNA Sequencing and Detection