Comparing the public and private sequencing projects, Craig Venter
Interviewee: Craig Venter. Craig Venter, the leader of the private genome effort at Celera Genomics, talks about the differences between the public and private approaches. (DNAi Location: Genome > The project > Players > Private project > Comparing public and private)
And we sequenced both ends of every one of those pieces of DNA, and it's sort of like building a suspension bridge or a skyscraper out of steel beams, versus my view of what the public did it's the equivalent of using bricks. They were building brick buildings, we were building steel beam buildings and bridges. The reason the Golden Gate Bridge was not built out of bricks - you can't get a suspension bridge without having something that really spans long distances. So the reason that the human genome was actually assemblable was because we had these long pieces of DNA where we had sequenced it at both ends. That would allow them to literally be bolted into the genome in these different spacings. That allowed us to overcome the complexity of the repeat sequences in the genome.
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Craig Venter, the leader of the private genome effort, talks about the "whole genome shotgun" technique that was used by Celera Genomics to sequence the human genome.
Craig Venter, leader of the private effort at Celera Genomics, speaks about his company's reliance on the public data for reassembly of the Celera sequence.
The leaders of the private and public genome projects, Craig Venter and Francis Collins.
Craig Venter, the leader of the private genome effort at Celera Genomics, talks about the sources of the DNA used in their sequence.
Craig Venter speaks about the public sector's reaction to his plans to sequence the genome at a private company, Celera Genomics.
Craig Venter talks about the public won the race.
Craig Venter, leader of the private effort at Celera Genomics, speaks about the excitement the race to sequence the human genome generated.
Eric Lander talks about analysis in public and private Human Genome Projects.
Shotgun sequencing and dealing with repeat sections.