The 273-page book Genome Sequencing Technology and Algorithms describes advances in the field, including unconventional techniques that could lead to new biomedical applications. Written by pioneers in the specialty, the resource details DNA sequencing technologies, algorithmic sequence assembly techniques, and emerging methods for resequencing and de novo genome analysis. Biotechnology-oriented approaches to the resequencing and analysis of genomes is discussed, including techniques for single-nucleotide polymorphism, genome arrangement, and comparative sequencing and assembly. Strengths and weaknesses of the techniques are considered. Sun Kim, Haixu Tang and Elaine R. Mardis, eds.; Artech House, Norwood, Mass., 2008; $99.