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Technological Advances in Disease Prevention and Treatment

April 2, 2019

The past century has shown remarkable progress in the treatment, prevention, and near eradication of many diseases that…
What is DNA Sequencing? It Is Easier Than It Seems

August 1, 2018

Since the discovery of DNA in 1869, genetics as a science has been dramatically improving year after year.…
Fern’s sequenced genome holds environmental promise

July 11, 2018

A tiny fern – with each leaf the size of a gnat – may provide global impact for…
Scientists Crack Koala’s Genetic Code

July 3, 2018

An international team of scientists including UConn genomicist Rachel O’Neill have sequenced the first full koala genome, they…
Ten Thousand Bursting Genes

June 12, 2018

A breakthrough new technique enables scientists to image 10,421 genes at once within individual cells. The work was…
Researcher Uses ‘Shotgun Sequencing’ to Study Microorganisms

May 9, 2018

Bonnie Hurwitz’s genome sequencing research aims to help doctors offer more personalized treatment plans more quickly. The rice…
From One, Many

May 2, 2018

​Whether a worm, a human or a blue whale, all multicellular life begins as a single-celled egg. From…
How to Catch a Fish Genome with Big Data

April 12, 2018

If you eat fish in the U.S., chances are it once swam in another country. That’s because the…
Researchers Uncover Molecular Clues behind People‘s Ability to ‘See’ Sounds

March 7, 2018

Synaesthesia is the curious non-pathological phenomenon, thought to occur in 5-10% of people, where stimulation of one sensory…
UCLA scientists develop low-cost way to build gene sequences

February 13, 2018

A new technique pioneered by UCLA researchers could enable scientists in any typical biochemistry laboratory to make their…
Rapid, cost-effective genetic screening within reach

November 30, 2017

University of Colorado Boulder researchers are developing new techniques for faster, more cost-effective single-molecule DNA sequencing that could…
Modern genetic sequencing tools give clearer picture of how corals are related

August 18, 2017

The documentary “Chasing Coral,” released on Netflix in July, is a cinematic warning about how the bleaching of…
DNA sequencing tools lack robust protections against cybersecurity risks

August 11, 2017

Rapid improvement in DNA sequencing has sparked a proliferation of medical and genetic tests that promise to reveal…
MRSA survival chances predicted by DNA sequencing the superbug

August 8, 2017

Sequencing the DNA of the MRSA superbug can accurately identify patients most at risk of death and could…
A Whole-Genome Sequenced Rice Mutant Resource for the Study of Biofuel Feedstocks

July 6, 2017

Rice is a staple food for over half of the world’s population and a model for studies of…
Nanopore Technology Makes Leap from DNA Sequencing to Identifying Proteins

May 29, 2017

In the journal PLOS Computational Biology, scientists from UC San Diego and the University of Notre Dame report on…
Scientists Sequence Genome of Snail That Spreads Parasitic Worm

May 17, 2017

An international team of scientists, including a researcher from Berkeley Lab, have characterized the genome of Biomphalaria glabrata,…
Rare Feline Genetic Disorders Identified Through Whole Genome Sequencing

May 11, 2017

Whole genome sequencing (WGS), which is the process of determining an organism’s complete DNA sequence, can be used…
Barley Genome Sequenced

April 27, 2017

Looking for a better beer or single malt Scotch whiskey? A team of researchers at the University of…
Startup bringing high-speed gene sequencing to water purity tests

January 31, 2017

Access to clean water is a fundamental part of public health, yet tests for the bacteria, viruses and…
Devouring data

January 19, 2017

Hundreds of brutal, efficient killers crowd Carter Butts’ home, bringing grim death to any unwise enough to venture…
Smartphone microscope offers cost-effective DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis

January 18, 2017

Just like an alphabet is made up of individual letters, DNA is composed of chemical bases. And in…
Team maps genome of black blow fly; may benefit human health, advance pest management

November 25, 2016

Researchers at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have sequenced the genome of the black…
NIST Team Suggests Nanoscale Electronic Motion Sensor as DNA Sequencer

September 28, 2016

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and collaborators have proposed a design for the…
NIST Releases New ‘Family’ of Standardized Genomes

September 19, 2016

With the addition of four new reference materials (RMs) to a growing collection of “measuring sticks” for gene…
NASA’s DNA Sequencing in Space is a Success, Researchers Confirm

September 5, 2016

Two hundred miles above Earth, NASA has conducted the first genome sequencing in space, and researchers at UC…
Genome Sequencing May Help Avert Banana Armageddon

August 12, 2016

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, and in the Netherlands have discovered how three fungal diseases have…
Oceanographers grow, sequence genome of ocean microbe important to climate change

July 20, 2016

Sea turtles and whales may be the charismatic critters of the sea, but the true kingpins of the…
Hidden in the Code

April 18, 2016

Knowing the three-dimensional structures of different kinds of proteins, RNA molecules and other building blocks of the body…
Scientists Seek Genetic Reasons for Coral Reef Survival

April 14, 2016

High-tech genome mapping of coral species from Guam’s marine environment put scientists from the University of Guam’s Marine…
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