And how is it different than genome sequencing?
So recently, I’ve been hearing people outside of the field of genomics refer to “deep sequencing.” I’m not sure what that phrase means: I would like to think that, in a philosophical sense, all of the sequencing we do is “deep” (dude). We certainly don’t set out to do shallow, stupid, and superficial projects.
If deep sequencing means the depth of coverage–the number of times, on average, a nucleotide is sequenced–depending on the project’s goals, the size of the genome, and so on, sometimes we sequence deeply, sometimes we don’t.
This sounds like a phrase invented by someone who really doesn’t know what he is talking about.