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Fall 2010


The advantages that new technological advancements in genomics and bioinformatics provide are numerous and varied. The advent of new technologies provides faster sequencing throughput, making the opportunity available to allow for the sequencing of an entire genome to be completed in twenty-four hours. The input of sequencing data and information into large databases distributes it across the world and provides the ability for comparisons between genes, gene products, mutations, and comparisons between species. The fact that these databases can be accessed instantly will help further catalyze not only developments in genomics but also in the medical field.


First Place Winner in Fall 2010 Technology Essay Contest