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Interview with Professor Nicholas Thomson - Why ACT?

Prof N Thomson explains the origins of ACT and what is it used for.
Prof Nicholas Thomson explains the value of comparative genomics in biomedicine

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In this video, Professor Nicholas Thomson, Wellcome Sanger Institute and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, talks about comparative genomics, sharing his and others’ experience of using the Artemis Comparison Tool (ACT). He details research findings obtained using comparative genomics and the impact of these findings for a number of pathogens and isolates. The importance of ACT in teaching as well as research is emphasised.

Importantly, Professor Nicholas Thomson explains the value of comparative genomics in biomedicine: ‘Comparative genomics… is cutting edge because it tells you really very important, biologically relevant differences between pathogens or even non-pathogens that have real importance both for basic science and for biomedical research’.

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