Tag: DNA sequencing

  • The $100 Genome?

    Our human genomes are contained within 23 pairs of chromosomes comprised of DNA. It was 70 years ago in 1953 that Watson and Crick first solved the physical structure of DNA, a groundbreaking achievement that earned them the Nobel Prize. They showed that DNA is a long chain molecule with two strands wound around each […]

  • Viruses, Viruses Everywhere

    The 1918 influenza pandemic killed nearly 50 million people worldwide. Almost exactly 100 years later SARS coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) exploded into human populations leading to the COVID-19 pandemic that so far has infected nearly 400 million people and killed close to 6 million people. The COVID pandemic, in addition to being a horrendous medical crisis, has […]