Interviewee: Jim Kent.
The difficulties of DNA assembly.
What makes DNA assembly maybe more challenging even than Russian prose is that it can actually be read forward and backwards, and so you have to see if it goes this way, or and if it doesn't go this way, maybe it goes that way. And this, this bit actually was, was particularly hard for me because I had a little bit of dyslexia when I was a kid and I was always getting my letters reversed. And so does it go this way or that way and I don't know it was kind of confusing too. I would all the time be getting things backwards and would just have to proceed by trial and error. Fortunately there would be only two cases, you know, if it wasn't this way then, well, just swap the sign and maybe it'll work that way.
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