Dangerous bacterium DNA sequenced in one day

from the "But-That-Sounds-Like-Science-Fiction!" dept.
The BBC reports: "It has taken scientists just a day's work to unravel the entire genetic sequence of an antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' that is one of the leading causes of hospital-acquired infections…The work has been done extraordinarily quickly — even by the latest standards. The 2.8 million 'base pairs' — the nucleotides that pair up to make the twisted ladder of DNA's double helix — were sequenced using what is the essentially one day's production capacity at the US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (JGI) in California." CP: It's clear what's coming: sequence an individual human genome in one day. Then: faster.

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