Technology: Background, Opportunity & Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background


Every living organism contains nucleic acid (either DNA or RNA) which stores the information that allows the proper development and functioning of that organism. Literally every biological process depends on the information that is stored in its genetic material.

 

However, revealing the entire DNA sequence of an organism is a formidable technical challenge. DNA sequencing is the process of determining the order of chemical building blocks (called bases or nucleotides and abbreviated A, T, C, and G) that make up the DNA.

 

Determining the DNA sequence is therefore useful in basic research studying fundamental biological processes, as well as in applied fields such as diagnostic or forensic research. The advent of DNA sequencing has significantly accelerated biological research and discovery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reading the human genome.

 

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