Sequencing DNA means determining the order of the four chemical building blocks – called “bases” – that make up the DNA molecule. The sequence tells scientists the kind of genetic information that is carried in a particular DNA segment. For example, scientists can use sequence information to determine which stretches of DNA contain genes and which stretches carry regulatory instructions, turning genes on or off. In addition, sequence data can highlight changes in a gene that may cause diseases. We are working on genome sequencing to identify variation and contamination in genes. Our aim is to discover drugs and identify disease on the basis of genome sequencing.
Posted on: May 8, 2020