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DNA Analysis Paints New Picture of 10,000-Year-Old Briton

By Shawna Williams | February 7, 2018

“Cheddar Man” had dark hair and blue eyes, a sequencing analysis suggests.

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MinION achieved the longest reads of DNA sequences to date. 

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Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in Space

By Aggie Mika | September 1, 2017

The virologist turned NASA astronaut pioneered DNA sequencing in space and conducted experiments in microgravity.

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Researchers Hijack a Computer Using DNA Malware

By Catherine Offord | August 11, 2017

Malicious code written with nucleic acids could one day threaten sequencing facilities, the team warns.

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Aedes aegypti Genome Assembled From Scratch

By Diana Kwon | March 27, 2017

Scientists use a new technique to piece together the mosquito’s full genome.

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A cell phone–based microscope can identify mutations in tumor tissue and image products of DNA sequencing reactions.

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Infographic: Advancing Forensic Science

By Bob Grant | January 1, 2017

Forensic scientists have been using rudimentary molecular techniques for decades. But advanced forensic anthropology technologies and methods are just now coming to the fore in some investigations.

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Forensics 2.0

By Bob Grant | January 1, 2017

Meet the researchers working to untangle the mystery of a Missouri home filled with bones by bringing cutting-edge technologies into the crime lab.

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2016 Top 10 Innovations: Honorable Mentions

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2016

These runners up to the Top 10 Innovations of 2016 caught our judges' attention.

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Top 10 Innovations 2016

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2016

This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.

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