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You might think the coolest thing about the Next Generation DNA Sequencing technologies is that we can use them to sequence long-dead mammoths, entire populations of microbes, or bits of bone from Neanderthals. But you would be wrong.
No more delays! BLAST away!
We’ll have a blast, I promise! But there’s one little thing we need to discuss first…
In which we search for Elvis, using blastp, and find out how old we would have to be to see Elvis in a Las Vegas club.
Have you ever wondered how to find things in the NCBI databases? Maybe you tried to find something but didn’t know how it was spelled. Or maybe you tried to use a common name like “pig” or “deer” to find information in a database, not knowing that all the organism names are in Latin. Or…