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Assembling genomes using short-read sequencing technology

Shaun D Jackman and İnanç Birol*

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Genome Sciences Centre, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British, Columbia V5Z 4E6, Canada

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Genome Biology 2010, 11:202  doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-1-202

Published: 28 January 2010


Gigabase-scale genome assemblies are now feasible using short-read sequencing technology, bringing the cost of such projects below the million-dollar mark.