DNA sequencing
Ocean Floor Holds Ancient DNA
Ocean Floor Holds Ancient DNA
Dan Cossins | May 8, 2013
Genetic material recovered from sediment beneath the sea floor reveals ancient species not contained in the fossil record and could shed light on climate change.
Plant DNA Largely Unchanged
Plant DNA Largely Unchanged
Jef Akst | Apr 15, 2013
Today’s tulip trees carry similar mitochondrial DNA as those that grew in the time of the dinosaurs.
Sequencing Cancer
Sequencing Cancer
Jef Akst | Apr 9, 2013
This month’s AACR attendees, including National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus, discuss new approaches to cancer research using whole genome sequencing.
Revealing Genetic Risks
Revealing Genetic Risks
Kate Yandell | Mar 22, 2013
Genetics experts argue that patients should be told about dangerous variants in their DNA that show up incidentally during sequencing.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Kate Yandell | Mar 19, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Opinion: Genomics in the Clinic
Opinion: Genomics in the Clinic
Richard Resnick | Mar 18, 2013
Next-generation sequencing diagnostics are already being used, and patients are ready.
Life in Lake Vostok?
Life in Lake Vostok?
Dan Cossins | Mar 13, 2013
Researchers analyzing samples from Antarctic subglacial lake confirm they have found unknown bacteria, and claim the microbes come from the lake rather than contaminants.
Bigfoot DNA is Bunk
Bigfoot DNA is Bunk
Dan Cossins | Feb 15, 2013
The group that last year claimed to have sequenced the Sasquatch genome has finally published its data in a brand new “journal,” and geneticists are not impressed.
 
Genetic Privacy for Suspects?
Genetic Privacy for Suspects?
Dan Cossins | Feb 12, 2013
In an upcoming hearing, the US Supreme Court will decide on whether police can take DNA samples from suspects who have not been convicted.
Solitary Sequencing
Solitary Sequencing
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 21, 2012
Decoding the genome of a single cell could reveal previously overlooked levels of genetic variation.