Accelerating Biology 2013:The Next Wave
New advances in biology are being made at a rapidly increasing pace, largely due to new technologies and a large amount of automation. The advent of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology has brought in a new dimension to understand the molecular basis of a living organism. The Next Generation Sequencing technology enables sequencing of hundreds of genomes at an extremely rapid rate and at a significantly lower cost. The availability of hundreds of genomes in a short time is expected to revolutionize area of life sciences. A number of new methods like de-novo sequencing, resequencing, transcriptomics etc. are emerging in the Next Generation Sequencing area. These technologies have a tremendous applications is various areas of Human Health, Agriculture, Livestock and Environment.