DNA barcoding
Recreating Fish Migration Written Through Environmental Genomics
Recreating Fish Migration Written Through Environmental Genomics
Aggie Mika | Jul 17, 2017
Scientists examine floating traces of DNA left by fish to better understand New York’s aquatic life.
Self-Editing Genetic Barcodes
Self-Editing Genetic Barcodes
Ruth Williams | Dec 14, 2016
Scientists create a CRISPR-based, self-editing cellular–barcoding system for extensive molecular recording.
Spiders, Prey Leave DNA
Spiders, Prey Leave DNA
Bob Grant | Nov 30, 2015
A study of black widow spiders suggests that the arachnids leave traces of their own genetic material and DNA from prey in their sticky webs.
Keys to the Minibar
Keys to the Minibar
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2014
Degraded DNA from museum specimens, scat, and other sources has thwarted barcoding efforts, but researchers are filling in the gaps with mini-versions of characteristic genomic stretches.
The Benefits of Barcoding
The Benefits of Barcoding
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2014
Watch DNA barcoder Mehrdad Hajibabaei from the University of Guelph describe the technology’s potential.
New Bug on the Block
New Bug on the Block
Tracy Vence | Dec 9, 2013
Scientists have identified a species of cockroach never before seen in the U.S., which was spotted last summer on Manhattan’s West Side.
Inauthentic Herbals
Inauthentic Herbals
Tracy Vence | Nov 6, 2013
Using DNA barcoding, researchers show that herbal products are often contaminated or contain alternative compounds and fillers.
Limber LIMS
Limber LIMS
Nicholette Zeliadt | Jan 1, 2013
Using laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to automate and streamline laboratory tasks: three case studies
Flower Barcodes
Jef Akst | Jun 28, 2012
Wales creates a database of DNA barcodes for all of its native flowering plants, hoping to guide conservation and drug development efforts.
A Can of Worms
Sabrina Richards | Jun 1, 2012
Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History use DNA barcoding to show that even sardines infected with nematodes can still be kosher.