Lunch With A Scientist: Nate Olson, PhD on advances in DNA sequencing
- December 29, 2020 -

Nate Olson, PhD who holds a degree in Bioinformatics from the University of Maryland, has worked as a research biologist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for 10 years. He is currently part of the NIST Genome In A Bottle team working on standards for whole human genome sequencing. His talk describes advances in DNA sequencing, how computer science is used to assist this, and more.

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