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Opinion: Learning from Transcriptomes

By David Smith | November 28, 2012

In the largest microbial eukaryote genetic sequencing effort ever attempted, researchers are investigating the transcriptomes of 700 marine algae species.

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Searching for Alien Genomes

By Jef Akst | October 22, 2012

J. Craig Venter plans to develop a machine to find and sequence DNA on Mars, but another genomics mogul, Jonathan Rothberg, may beat him to it.

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BGI Saves Genomics Technology

By Jef Akst | September 26, 2012

A large Chinese sequencing center’s purchase of Complete Genomics, a California-based DNA services company, ensures the valued technology will remain on the market.

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DNA Data Storage

By Hayley Dunning | August 16, 2012

Researchers code a book into DNA, demonstrating the possibility of using the biological molecule for long-term data storage.

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Filling in the Missing Letters

By Cristina Luiggi | July 3, 2012

A new algorithm brings together data from second - and third - generation genome sequencers.

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Fetal Genome in Mom's Blood

By Hayley Dunning | June 7, 2012

Scientists have sequenced the genome of an 18.5 week-old fetus using blood and saliva samples taken from the parents.

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Sohini Ramachandran: Population Tracker

By Megan Scudellari | June 1, 2012

Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University. Age: 30

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Sons of Next Gen

By Tia Ghose | June 1, 2012

New innovations could bring tailored, fast, and cheap sequencing to the masses.

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Genome Digest

By Cristina Luiggi | May 22, 2012

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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How Predictive are Genomes?

By Cristina Luiggi | April 3, 2012

Researchers put the predictive power of whole genome sequencing to the test.

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