The National DNA Day commemorates the 1953 Nature publication of the Structure of DNA by James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin, and colleagues. It has been….
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- 65 years since the publication of the Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids
- paper by Watson, Crick, and colleagues like Wilkins and Franklin,
- 41 years since the release of the Sanger sequencing methodology,
- 31 years since the launch of the first automated DNA sequencer by Applied Biosystems which eventually enabled the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2001,
- 12 years since the launch of the Solexa Genome Analyzer, the first second-generation sequencing platform, which supported the sequencing of 1 GB of data in a single run,
- 4 years since the $1,000 Genome has become a reality via Illumina’s introduction of the HiSeq X Ten platform and a 10,000-fold reduction in price relative to the cost of the human genome in 2004,
- 3 years since the completion of the 1,000 Genomes Project and the start of the 100K Genomes Project and many other projects taking off.