UF: (A First)Real-time genome-scale sequencing at sea

UF: (A First)Real-time genome-scale sequencing at sea

UF:  (A First)Real-time genome-scale sequencing at sea

A University of Florida researcher has become the first scientist to achieve genome-scale sequencing and analysis of fragile marine creatures at sea aboard a ship and in real time.

The genomic sequencing of potentially thousands of marine species had been impossible until now because their fragile genetic material could not be stored or shipped reliably.  Sequencing, too, used to take days. But using an at-sea full-equipped genomic laboratory and UF’s powerful new HiPerGator supercomputer, Leonid Moroz has opened the floodgates to discovery.

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