A single cell is the smallest building block in biology. Each and every cell contains an entire genome with all the information to create an entire organism – be it a bacterium or a buffalo cell. Recent advances in sequencing technology are making it possible to extract and sequence the genomes from individual cells. This is advancing our understanding of many biological processes. Subscribe to Illumina: http://bit.ly/IlluminaYouTube
Nick Navin at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center --http://faculty.mdanderson.org
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