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Biotechnology: Biotechnology Techniques

DNA Sequencing

Jonathan Weissman, a researcher from the University of California, San Fransisco, outlines the evolution of sequencing technology, including "next-gen" systems, which offer the prospect of rapid, inexpensive sequencing of individual human genomes.

This video was created by iBiology, a project of the American Society for Cell Biology, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the University of California, San Francisco.  More video lectures can be found on the iBiology YouTube Channel.  Video lectures, as well as PowerPoint slides, lecture notes, and lists of related journal articles, can be found at iBiology.

Basic Protocol Videos from the Journal of Visualized Experiments

The following videos of basic protocols are freely available from the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), which is a peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed journal dedicated to publishing detailed scientific experiments and protocols in video format.

The JoVE website publishes additional freely-available protocols as well as hundreds of experiments in translational medicine, neuroscience, immunology, and bioengineering.  

Obtaining Genomic Sequence for a Gene

This video shows how to use the Gene and Nucleotide Databases from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) to determine the genomic sequence for and surrounding a gene.

This video is part of the NCBI YouTube Channel, which features other tutorials on the use of NCBI's tools, including BLAST, a tool for aligning nucleotide and protein sequences.

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