Scientists have successfully used exome sequencing to identify a previously unknown gene responsible for a mendelian disorder. The method involved sequencing only the protein-coding regions of the genome.
The Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium (PGSC) has released a draft of the potato genome. It is anticipated that the genome sequence will assist scientists in improving yield, quality, nutritional value and disease resistance in potato varieties.
An international research team has reported the first direct measurement of the general rate of genetic mutation at individual base level in humans by sequencing the Y chromosome from two men separated by 13 generations.