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DNA Sequencing Process (Step 3)

Shown here is Step 3 in the DNA sequencing process

Shown here is Step 3 in the DNA sequencing process. After the target material has been placed in the thermal cycler and the base chemicals tagged (see Step 2), a gel plate is prepared for the DNA sequencer. In this picture, lab employee Sherry Dawson and Ph.D. student Sherry Poff perform the task. The DNA sequencing process makes it possible for researchers to discover the amino acid sequence in a substance. [Image 3 of 5 related images. See Image 4.]

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The work pictured in this series of images was performed at the DNA Sequencing Facility at Virginia Tech. Several of the researchers at the facility are National Science Foundation grantees. University facilities such as this one make it possible for students and faculty to perform hands-on research, make discoveries and earn awards and grants. (Year of image: 2000)

Credit: Gerald Baber, Virginia Tech

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