A farm of computers, Jim Kent
Interviewee: Jim Kent. Jim Kent talks about a farm of computers.
We had to get it to run on actually a whole farm of computers. We had a hundred computers to do this. And this was actually, it was kind of an interesting farm. It was one we had borrowed. They were machines that had arrived a little bit early for use in the instructional labs at UCSC. The University of California, Santa Cruz]. So we absconded them for, for about three months to work on the human genome project instead, because they weren't needed till the next quarter.
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Jim Kent talks about dealing with sequencing data.
Robert Sinsheimer, then chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz, brought experts together in 1985 to discuss the possibility of a Human Genome Project. He talks about his idea.
Robert Sinsheimer talks about the feasability of sequencing the human genome.
Jim Kent talks about junk DNA in the human genome.
Jim Kent, the author of the assembly program for the public sequence, talks about the challenge of reassembling the genome.
An image of telomeres. Courtesy of Robert Moyzis, University of California, Irvine, CA; U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Jim Kent talks about the data structure of the human genome: poetry or prose?
Jim Kent, the author of the assembly program for the public sequence, talks about the difficulties of reassembling small pieces of the genome when there are so many repeat sequences.
10237. "The factors of evolution in man", course offered by Samuel Holmes at University of California, Berkeley
"The factors of evolution in man", course offered by Samuel Holmes at University of California, Berkeley