• Why Studying Bats Might Yield Insights into Human Life Extension

    10 days ago - By IEEE Spectrum

    Few fields of endeavor have advanced as swiftly as bioinformatics over the past couple of decades. Just 25 years ago, the human genome was still largely a mystery. Then, in 2003, the first sequence was announced, of about 92 percent of a human genome. That sequence cost some US $300 million dollars. Over the years, as the technology became more advanced and pervasive, the cost of sequencing declined. Nowadays, it's possible to get a sequence for well under $1,000. This price drop has triggered a revolution in the ability of doctors to identify a patient's susceptibility to disease and also...
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