Shotgun Method


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Malpractice A strategy by a plaintiff’s legal team in a civil action involving multiple potential defendants, in which all possible parties are named in a shotgun-like manner
Medspeak A diagnostic philosophy, method or technique in which every conceivable parameter is measured, especially in a patient with an obscure disease, to detect rare conditions, that may cause a particular symptom
Molecular biology Shotgun sequencing
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The Creative Observer" explains Burroughs's adoption in the early '80s of the shotgun method of painting as an attempt to get at a simultaneity of event that writing, because of its sequential and intentional bases, couldn't accomplish.
The draft sequencing and assembly of the Fugu genome, announced last October, marked the first publicly released animal genome after the human sequence, and the first vertebrate genome publicly sequenced and assembled using the whole genome shotgun method.
While Venter proved that the shotgun method works for bacterial genomes, many scientists have been skeptical that the strategy would work to decipher the much larger human genome, with its estimated 3 billion base pairs.
Numerous methodologies were being developed, and I thought it would be interesting to assemble a more comprehensive proteome by combining data produced with the new liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry shotgun methods (provided by T.