Great primer on the why and how of genome sequencing

I’m often asked to explain the human genome project, or sequencing in general when discussing what I do with those outside of the field.  I’d like to think I’m not bad at explaining it in lay terms, either.

On the other hand, there’s now a video that does a VERY good job of this, written by Mark J. Kiel, from the University of Michigan.  The illustrations are a great mix of simplicity and detail, that captures the essence of the process while not omitting the actual science.  It’s pretty impressive and well worth the 5 minutes it takes to watch it. You can also catch the full thing on Youtube:

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