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How to sequence the human genome - Mark J. Kiel


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Your genome, every human's genome, consists of a unique DNA sequence of A's, T's, C's and G's that tell your cells how to operate. Thanks to technological advances, scientists are now able to know the sequence of letters that makes up an individual genome relatively quickly and inexpensively. Mark J. Kiel takes an in-depth look at the science behind the sequence.

When scientists sequence the genome, why doesn’t it matter which strand of the double stranded DNA is sequenced?

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