How Random is the Human Genome?
Peter Winkler, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
Now that the human genome is (mostly) sequenced, what do we really know about the statistical properties of that random-looking string of 3 billion A's, C's, G's and T's? The speaker and a group of scientists at Rockefeller University (Andy DeWan, Chad Hayes, Josephine Hoh, Jurg Ott, Tony Parrado, and Richard Sackler) have used a little algorithmic theory and some programming to try to get answers.
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