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Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

september, 2021

16sep1:00 pm2:00 pmDiscoveries from the First Truly Complete Sequence of a Human GenomeBTEP Distinguished Speakers Seminar Series, Adam PhillippyMeeting Link

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In 2001, Celera Genomics and the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium published their initial drafts of the human genome, which revolutionized the field of genomics. While these drafts and the updates that followed effectively covered the euchromatic fraction of the genome, the heterochromatin and many other complex regions were left unfinished or erroneous. Addressing this remaining 8% of the genome, the Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) Consortium has finished the first truly complete 3.055 billion base pair (bp) sequence of a human genome, representing the largest improvement to the human reference genome since its initial release. I will discuss how we were able to achieve this important genomics milestone and what has been revealed by the first complete assembly of a human genome.

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(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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BTEPBioinformatics Training and Education Program, CCR, NCINCIBTEP@mail.nih.gov

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