David Haussler: What Can We Learn From Sequencing Our Genomes?

January 29, 2019

David Haussler explores the question, “What information is hidden inside your genome?” By comparing the sequenced genomes of different organisms, researchers can identify changes in the genetic code that led to specific evolutionary innovations in the past. The implications for medicine and biology are profound. However, as Haussler mentions, more computational talent is required to analyze such a large number of genomes, especially as more genomes continue to be sequenced at an increasingly rapid pace.

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