Baylor College of Medicine & Rice University
Country of birth: Ukraine
Modern gene sequencing machines are very fast, reading through the DNA of a peanut, eggplant, or armadillo in two days. But what they spit out are billions of disorganized fragments of DNA code. Olga Dudchenko has helped to make the next step—pasting those bits together in the right order, to reveal the actual genome—faster and cheaper.
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