Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Maxam-Gilbert Sequencing: What Was It, and Why It Isn’t Anymore

Maxam-Gilbert Sequencing: What Was It, and Why It Isn’t Anymore 

In the mid-1970s, two methods were developed for directly sequencing DNA: the Maxam-Gilbert sequencing (or chemical sequencing) method and the Sanger chain-termination method. Indeed, in 1980, both Walter Gilbert and Frederick Sanger were awarded The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “their contributions concerning the determination of base sequences in nucleic acids”. Actually, each got a…

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