Proposed Deep-Sea Mining Zone Harbors Previously Unknown Species
Proposed Deep-Sea Mining Zone Harbors Previously Unknown Species
The discovery of ancient clades of brittle stars at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean adds to concerns that commercial exploitation of the area could destroy numerous taxa before they’ve even been identified.
Proposed Deep-Sea Mining Zone Harbors Previously Unknown Species
Proposed Deep-Sea Mining Zone Harbors Previously Unknown Species

The discovery of ancient clades of brittle stars at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean adds to concerns that commercial exploitation of the area could destroy numerous taxa before they’ve even been identified.

The discovery of ancient clades of brittle stars at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean adds to concerns that commercial exploitation of the area could destroy numerous taxa before they’ve even been identified.

DNA barcoding
Researchers DNA Barcode the Arctic
Researchers DNA Barcode the Arctic
Phil Jaekl | Mar 31, 2019
A group of scientists in northern Norway are using the technique to measure biodiversity’s response to past and present climate change.
Recreating Fish Migration Written Through Environmental Genomics
Recreating Fish Migration Written Through Environmental Genomics
Aggie Mika | Jul 16, 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.
The Benefits of Barcoding
The Benefits of Barcoding
Kerry Grens | Feb 28, 2014
Watch DNA barcoder Mehrdad Hajibabaei from the University of Guelph describe the technology’s potential.
Keys to the Minibar
Keys to the Minibar
Kerry Grens | Feb 28, 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.
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 | Dec 31, 2012
Using laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to automate and streamline laboratory tasks: three case studies