DNA sequencing
 

 

DNA sequencing methods were designed independently by two groups of experimentalists working in Cambridge UK and Harvard in 1977. Sanger and Coulson are from Cambridge and Maxam and Gilbert (1977). Their methods differ but are nevertheless able to arrive at the same conclusion.

Why do we sequence genes. The following can be given as reasons why we sequence genes.

  1. To learn how to synthesize genes. For example, if the nucleotide base sequence of a gene is known, then they can be put together to synthesize the gene in vitro.
  2. Such information can be placed in computer data banks and this can be accessed by anyone who may need the information for various recombinant DNA reasons.
 

 
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