June 19, 2001

Getting the genome letter-perfect

Author: JT Smith

Wired.com has a story on a meeting of human genome researchers and one's use of Linux. "Thanks to Jim Kent, a UC-Santa Cruz student now hailed as a genome hero, a partial
assembly was completed with no time to spare before the human genome data was published
in the scientific journal Nature in February.

Kent devised a computer algorithm to put much of the genome back together using a 100
CPU Linux cluster. His database is freely available online."

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