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Applied Biosystems outlines contribution to 1000 Genomes Project

16th February 2009

Applied Biosystems and staff from the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC) have given details on their combined contribution to the first data release of the 1000 Genomes Project.

The former states the SOLiD System has generated more than 460 gigabases of unique and mappable sequence data, just under two-thirds (65 per cent) more than the target for the pair of organisations when the project was conceived.

Dr Francisco M De La Vega, vice-president for SOLiD Bioinformatics, said Applied Biosystems’ participation in the scheme has significantly contributed to the project’s first set of deliverables.

"The ability to confidently identify single nucleotide polymorphisms and structural variants as we performed for the project, confirms that the SOLiD System is ideally positioned for studying the role of human genetic variation in health and disease," he added.

Those seeking science sales jobs may be interested to hear that in recent days the firm announced that Dr Charles Mullighan was the recipient of its "What Would You Do With a $10K Genome" grant.ADNFCR-1050-ID-19028501-ADNFCR

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