Wednesday, November 05, 2008

More human genomes   posted by p-ter @ 11/05/2008 06:15:00 PM

Nature this week has published articles describing the genomes sequences of two individuals--one Nigerian and one Chinese. Both were sequenced using Illumina's short read technology, and the brute force approach of deep sequencing seems to have worked fairly well--they estimate their SNP calling error rate is on the order of 0.6%. Recall that SNPs called from the Venter genome had an order of magnitude more errors.

Dan MacArthur at Genetic Future has more.