Questions tagged [dna-sequencing]

Technique(s) by which the sequence of DNA is obtained. The principles are similar for [tag:rna-sequencing].

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Does a whole exome sequence include whole genome data?

I am trying to learn more about epigenetics, and ways in which DNA can be sequenced. I am still confused about the different ways exomes are sequenced vs how genomes are sequenced. I believe I fully ...
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Any good mitochondrial studies of chimpanzee (or other primate) bands' (groups) female line diversity?

I'm recalling, perhaps incorrectly, that chimps are closest to humans. In theory, we have evolved from similar social groupings. Are there any studies on the diversity of ancestors (mitochondria) ...
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Could tumor cells have normal genomic profiles?

I have thawed primary tumor cells and performed FACS. They were EpCAM positive cells. Then, I expanded them as organoids in 3D and did another FACS analysis. Again, they were EpCAM positive. I also ...
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What steps are required in order to obtain haplogroup data from a DNA sample? [closed]

How can one obtain haplogroup data from a DNA sample? What tools would be required for the purpose?
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How to find the enhancer region of a specific gene?

I am new to these concepts in biology and need some help understanding. My main concern is how to find the enhancer of my gene of interest, specifically the sequence of the enhancer. I am working on a ...
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DNA described somewhere?

This is not purely biological question but how do the companies making DNA analysis know what your DNA means? Is there some database describing human DNA? I watched some documents about DNA, gene ...
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How much variation in the human genome for humans

We are currently learning about the Human Genome Project in high school biology. Wouldn't the human genome that was mapped be different from, say, mine if it was mapped? How much variation is there ...
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Taq Polymerase's stability at high temperature

I was asked a question as to what is so special with Taq Polymerase that makes it quite stable at high temperatures though its functioning is the same as other DNA polymerases like that of mesophiles. ...
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Assessing in soil biodiversity of arid area of US

I am considering assessing the microbial biodiversity (using metagenomics) in the soil of an arid area of Utah (Hanksville) that has dinosaur and other fossil remains. 1) Could it be argued that ...
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What's the difference between the terms “gene map” and “genome”?

It seems some sites arbitrarily restrict "gene map" to only a single chromosome, but others don't. Supposing we don't restrict it to just a single chromosome, is it different from "genome"? Are these ...
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Understanding the strategy of Sanger DNA sequencing

The Sanger sequencing method creates large numbers of sequences of all possible lengths, ending with a specific nucleotide, by terminating with a tagged (fluorescent) nucleotide at the end. But if ...
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Can 1.5 gigabytes encoded in the human genome really account for the complexity of a human being?

I read the human genome is 1.5 gigabytes in size. Thats actually not a lot; Photoshop probably takes more space. Mac OS takes 10+ gigabytes of space. Also, the genome is 1.5 gigabytes when counting ...
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What does the final (Illumina) RNA-seq library contain? ss cdNA or ds cDNA?

I guess the oligos on Illumina's flow cell only hybridize to to single-stranded cDNAs (sscDNA). However, when I read the TruSeq protocol (googled: TruSeq® RNASample Preparation v2 Guide) at the PCR ...
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Single-cell ATAC seq arrays

As part of a data analysis project, I encountered two kinds of single-cell assays for transposase-accessible chromatin using sequencing (single-cell ATAC seq) methods. The first uses combinatorial ...
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In a Chromosome, 2 nm is the length of what?

this figure comes from the nature 2 nm at the top right hand corner is the length of what?
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How DNA probe binds

I am studying about southern hybridization now and I've a doubt.After the DNA has been fragmented using restriction enzymes and obtained on nitrocellulose blot , it is still double stranded (the ...
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What percentage of the human genome hasn't been sequenced yet? If percentage estimates aren't precise, why is it difficult to estimate?

What percentage of the human genome hasn't been sequenced yet? I have read different estimates, e.g.: https://www.genome.gov/human-genome-project/Completion-FAQ (mirror): "In the April 2003 version, ...
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Why are there two abrupt changes in the genome sequencing price curve?

In the price curve of the genome, from NIH: NIH explained the abrupt drop at 2008 thusly: beginning in January 2008... the sequencing centers transitioned from Sanger-based (dideoxy chain ...
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What is a sequencing artifact?

I'm rather new to bioinformatics, so this might be a rather basic question, but what are sequencing artifacts, in the context of variant calling?
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Why does one combine PCR and cloning as ways for amplification of sequences?

Why does one combine PCR and cloning as ways for amplification of sequences? Don't they produce the same result? I was reading the paper https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1864885/ and got ...
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If some humans inherited 3% of Neanderthal DNA, why are we 99.9% same genome? [duplicate]

Many sources say that humans are 99.5 to 99.9 percent the same. Also some sources state that some humans have 3.4% Neanderthal DNA and some don't share those genes. Why is that?
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What are primary reasons for the failure to localise/anchor sequences in genome assemblies?

My question concerns the incorporation of individual sequence reads into chromosomes during gene sequencing projects, especially those with larger genomes such as Drosophila melanogaster or Homo ...
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Are the Fastq files content is truly random

I'm building a system to generate fastq files as they are being output from HiSeq 3000 and HiSeq 4000. This will serve us to test our internal systems with some gold standards. As we are working with ...
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How many palindromic sequences in human genome?

I'm writing an article on palindromes (the words) and I wanted to mention the existence of palindromic gene sequences. Roughly how many palindromes exist in the human genome? I understand the number ...
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Why do genetic testing companies (FTDNA,AncestryDNA,23andme) express DNA shared in centimorgans (cM) instead of in number of base pairs or in percent?

Expressing DNA shared in number of base pairs or in percent of total genome would be so much simpler and easier to understand for the customers. .
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A cure for radiation exposure?

Some of the greatest inventions of my lifetime have been from looking at nature and copying. I found out tadigrades in outer space have the ability to repair their own DNA when exposed to radiation ...
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Do we posses technology to rebuild sequenced DNA? [closed]

Is there existing technology that would allow to rebuild DNA molecule from a digital file storing sequenced DNA? If not, does there at least exist theory explaining how such device could be built?
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What is the structure of DNA during Interphase? Chromatin Fibre or Beads on a string(nucleosomes)?

During Interphase, does DNA predominantly exist as Chromatin Fibre (30nm fibre) or Chromatin/beads on a string structure(10nm) ?
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Must I HPLC-purify my PCR Primers for amplicon sequencing with PacBio SMRT?

I would like to order some primers for amplicon sequencing. I am using universal tag primers (unusually long 30-mers recommended by PacBio for SMRT, both F&R) + barcodes (16-mers). The resulting ...
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Meaning of Phred score - probability of base calling error

I learned that Phred quality scores are logarithmically linked to error probabilities. For example, if Phred assigns a quality score of 10 to a base, the chances that this base is called incorrectly ...
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How does Sanger sequencing resolve two bands with equal size? [closed]

In Sanger sequencing, how can we read the sequence if we have 2 bands with the same size?
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What are haplotype blocks and what is the effect of hybridization on these?

In this PDF, there is a quick definition of haplotype blocks. A haplotype block is a set of closely linked alleles/markers on a chromosome that, over evolutionary time, tend to be inherited ...
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Translocation and Isolation of Specific Bacterial Codons

I am currently working on a research project in which I am aiming to translocate a gene from a specific bacteria (strain NT-26, an arsenic oxidizing bacterium) into another bacterium. I am doing this ...
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Is it possible to deduce facts about a person's parents just by studying his/her genome?

As an example, suppose Anne had abusive parents. Is it theoretically possible to deduce this from her genome even if she didn't inherit this quality (of being an abusive parent)?
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How much of my ancestry will match with my brother?

Recently, my brother (full sibling) got his ancestry checked from MyHeritageDNA. They have a similar service like 23 and me and I've found out that both companies are offering the basic service almost ...
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How to convert enrichment/depletion to frequency for comparing deep sequencing to sequence profile?

I have two datasets, from different sources, that I need to compare. The first set is deep sequencing results of a directed evolution experiment, where I have the naive library and selected library ...
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denovo 2Gb whole genome sequencing on a small sequencer

What are the limitations of using Illumina's smaller sequencers (e.g., iSeq100, miniSeq) to do de novo whole genome sequencing on an organism with a larger genome (~2Gb)? Naively, it seems even if I ...
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What experiment for first time showed DNA is anti-parallel? [closed]

Scientists how to prove DNA is anti-parallel?
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Any examples of a group of micro-organism that continuously spans two or more species classifications?

Are there any examples of a group of micro-organisms where two different, established species are designated and these two groups meet all aspects of the definition of species (perhaps can not ...
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DNA preservation at room temperature

I am considering preserving the DNA of a family member who passed away. The funeral home offers a service called DNA Memories from a Canadian company (CG Labs). They have two options: Store the DNA in ...
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Sequencing inaccurate at the primer site

The times I have sent a sample to sequence, both the forward and the reverse primer sites, show high inaccuracy while the rest of the gene is correctly sequenced. Because of this, the sequences of my ...
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Error frequency of DNA replication without proof reading activity of DNA polymerase?

Different domains of DNA polymerase contain different activity, like 5'->3' polymerisation and 3'->5' proof reading ...
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Isolating a specific gene (specifically TRAV* series of genes) for sequencing

I'm trying to figure out (for pedagogical purposes) the right way to isolate and PCR the regions coding the T-Cell receptor. My understanding is that I would need to use restriction enzymes that ...
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Can supplements affect DNA? (Could 10,000% Methylcobalamin affect MTHFR genotype)

Originally titled "Could B12 supplementation affect dna test results for B12 need?" - B12 just seems like a good example question to frame the more general question of "Can supplements affect DNA?" I ...
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How are fragments isolated during shotgun Sanger sequencing?

For a large genome (say millions of base pairs) -- we split the genome into fragments < 1000bp that are sequenced and can then be put back together computationally. My understanding is you use ...
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Is it possible to re-align of SAM/BAM files?

I am carrying out some metagenomic comparison using whole genome sequencing approach. I would like to filter out reads from my files in a sequential manner, thus I would like to align to a first ...
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Construct picture of person's face from DNA

Would it be possible to construct a picture of a person's face from his/her DNA?
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Is there a biological explanation for a 0.5 difference in allele size with PCR product?

CONTEXT I am currently working on a set of diversity, this diversity in interspecific (within the same genus). I am using SSR markers, the primers were designed on one species and are working really ...
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How diverse are the sperm cells of an individual male due to random mutations?

Due to the sheer number of sperm cells in an individual and the rate of mutations, are they likely to be incredibly diverse and encompass most of what we see across our species? For instance would it ...
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what is CpG coverage? DNA starting material?

referring to this quote from an article about predicting methylation states: "Because of the small amounts of genomic DNA starting material per cell, single-cell methylation analyses are ...