TECHNOLOGY OF DNA SEQUENCING
DNA sequencing is any process used to map out the sequence of the nucleotides that comprise a strand of DNA. This website is meant as a primer to show you, step by step, what parts of DNA are being ‘sequenced’ and why it is such a valuable process for humankind to learn. To do this, I need to give you a linear overview of DNA, starting with how the familiar double-helix DNA strand is structured. When you understand the components of that structure, you understand what DNA sequencing is trying to read.
and what they do?
The DNA bases themselves, those rungs that join between the twin backbones, have their own purpose, and now we’re getting closer to DNA sequencing. But not quite yet… we still need to know a little bit more.
Before we can explain what DNA sequencing is, we need to provide a basic picture of what DNA is.
DNA sequencing is already being used extensively for the diagnosis of various diseases.
the whole distance along the DNA strand from one end to the other. Let’s talk size and amount, for a moment
DNA nucleotides are the small repeating units that, joined together by the millions into a long spiral ladder shape, form the DNA strand, also called a DNA molecule or double helix or, simply, DNA. But what exactly are DNA nucleotides.
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