Well, here comes Mary Jane with her brand new friends Medicinal Genomics and 454 :) Medicinal Genomics announced it has sequenced the entire genomes of Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica (two strains of the therapeutic plant). They were using Roche’s GS FLX+ System to do so.
At the same time, I was browsing the last issue of Nature Reviews Genetics and spotting the title Technology: Getting Moore from DNA sequencing. Oh yes, for sure!
I find this totally awesome, of course :) One of the good points is very pragmatic (and reassuring for sceptical fashionistas), as you may see it below:
This shoe is totally made out of cannabis :)