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Image of the Day
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2015
Researchers are working to automate the arduous task of identifying—and amending—mislabeled sequences in genetic databases.
Roche Buys Bioinformatics Firm
Bob Grant | Dec 22, 2014
The pharmaceutical giant will pay an undisclosed price to acquire Bina Technologies.
Opinion: Bioinformatics Software: A Buyer’s Guide
David R. Smith | Sep 2, 2014
How to choose programs that suit your lab’s ’omics analysis needs
Ancient Life in the Information Age
Aaron David Goldman | Mar 1, 2014
What can bioinformatics and systems biology tell us about the ancestor of all living things?
Not So New?
Tracy Vence | Jan 20, 2014
A paper presenting a tool for visualization of large datasets has left several scientists wondering how such “quilt plots” justified journal publication.
Plant Data, for a Price
Bob Grant | Sep 3, 2013
An online repository of botanical data previously funded by the National Science Foundation is forced to collect user fees for the first time in its 14-year existence.
Complaints About Government Contest
Kate Yandell | Jul 24, 2013
Contestants criticize the organization and scoring of a Pentagon competition challenging scientists to detect bioterrorism threats by analyzing DNA sequences.
Decoding DNA: New Twists and Turns
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2013
Highlights from a series of three webinars on the future of genome research, held by
to celebrate 60 years of the DNA double helix
Nicholette Zeliadt | Jan 1, 2013
Using laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to automate and streamline laboratory tasks: three case studies
Analyzing a Genome per Day
Bob Grant | Oct 2, 2012
Technology company Knome unveils a machine it says will "break the bottleneck" in the interpretation of human genome data.