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Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods

By Catherine Offord | January 9, 2018

The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.

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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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Cross-Sample Sequencing Contamination Galore

By Ruth Williams | April 5, 2017

Scientists conducting a large-scale, comparative transcriptomics project have inadvertently highlighted widespread contamination in sequencing data.

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image: Study: Most Long Noncoding RNAs Likely Functional

Study: Most Long Noncoding RNAs Likely Functional

By Kerry Grens | March 2, 2017

Nearly 20,000 lncRNAs identified in human cells may play some role in cellular activities.

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Abundant Sequence Errors in Public Databases

By Ruth Williams | February 16, 2017

A new algorithm reveals hoards of preparation-induced DNA mutations in publicly available human sequences.

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Pardis Sabeti: An American Scientist Born in Iran

By Bob Grant | February 9, 2017

When she entered the U.S. shortly before the Iranian revolution of 1979, the now 41-year-old geneticist was a refugee toddler. 

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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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Social Media Accelerates Science

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 1, 2016

How researchers are taking advantage of Twitter and other forums to do, share, and discuss research

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Q&A: Sequencing Newborns

By Tracy Vence | October 21, 2016

Members of the BabySeq Project discuss trial enrollment, preliminary findings.

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Ambry Genetics CEO Aaron Elliott discusses his team’s recent analysis of 20,000 clinical next-generation sequencing panels.

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