18" x 24"
This painting is framed and was created with acrylic on canvas.
Whole genome sequencing is the DNA sequence of an organism's genome at a single time.
This entails sequencing all of an organism's chromosomal DNA as well as DNA contained in the
mitochondria and, for plants, in the cholorplast. High-throughput genome sequencing technologies
have largely been used as a research tool and are currently being introduced in the clinics.'
In the future of personalized medicine, whole genome sequence data will be an important tool to guide
therapeutic intervention. The tool of gene sequencing at SNP level is also used to pinpoint functional variants
from association studies and improve the knowledge available to researchers interested in evolutionary biology,
and hence may lay the foundation for predicting disease susceptibility and drug response.