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20.106J – Systems Microbiology Lecture 11 Prof. DeLong ¾ Chapter 15 – Brock ± Genomics o DNA sequencing technology – things have really changed. There’s a real race going on for who can develop the best technology ± Human genome project: only around 30,000 genes in the human code. ± The day is not at all far off when doctors will read people’s genomes to discover what their inherent risks are. ± The human genome project involved two main groups – one more commercially based (J. Craig Venter – Celera), and one more public, open source, with funding from NIH (Francis Collins – NHGRI). Also the Sanger Centre, Whitehead Institute… ± The human genome project drove innovation in biotechnology. Two major technological benefits: o Stimulated development of high throughput methods – the assembly line. It’s not just the individual with a pipette any more – it’s more like a factory approach (which matters for the social aspect of how science works).
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 20.010j taught by Professor Lindagriffith during the Spring '06 term at MIT.

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