Sequencing the SARS Virus

At 1AM on April 7, 2003, an isolate of the SARS virus arrived at the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. Five days later, the lab published the virus sequence for the first time.

The authors would like to thank Marco Marra, Steven Jones, Caroline Astell, Rob Holt, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Jas Khattra, Jennifer Asano, Sarah Barber, Susanna Chan, Allison Cloutier, Sean Coughlin, Doug Freeman, Noreen Girn, Obi Griffith, Steve Leach, Mike Mayo, Helen McDonald, Steven Montgomery, Pawan Pandoh, Anca Petrescu, Gord Robertson, Jacquie Schein, Asim Siddiqui, Duane Smailus, Jeff Stott and George Yang for scientific expertise, lab and bioinformatics efforts. We also would like to thank Kirk Schoeffel, Mark Mayo and Bernard Li for their system administration advice.

Martin Krzywinski ( is a bioinformatics research scientist at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. He spends his time applying Perl to problems in physical mapping and data-processing automation. In his spare time he can be found encouraging his cat to stick to her diet.

Yaron Butterfield ( leads the sequencing bioinformatics team at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. He and his group develop DNA sequence analysis and visualization software and pipelines for various genome and cancer-based research projects.



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Silly move. Your loss.

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Silly move.

Your loss.