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100,000 British Genomes
Jef Akst | Dec 10, 2012
A new initiative lead by the UK’s National Health Service aims to sequence the genomes of as many as 100,000 patients, a project that will cost £100 million.
Feds Scrutinize Genomics Merger
Bob Grant | Dec 6, 2012
A Chinese biotech company is angling to buy California-based Complete Genomics, but federal regulators are expressing security concerns and may scuttle the deal.
Top 10 Innovations 2012
Staff | Dec 1, 2012
’s 5th installment of its annual competition attracted submissions from across the life science spectrum. Here are the best and brightest products of the year.
Opinion: Learning from Transcriptomes
David Smith | Nov 28, 2012
In the largest microbial eukaryote genetic sequencing effort ever attempted, researchers are investigating the transcriptomes of 700 marine algae species.
Searching for Alien Genomes
Jef Akst | Oct 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.
BGI Saves Genomics Technology
Jef Akst | Sep 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.
DNA Data Storage
Hayley Dunning | Aug 16, 2012
Researchers code a book into DNA, demonstrating the possibility of using the biological molecule for long-term data storage.
Filling in the Missing Letters
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 3, 2012
A new algorithm brings together data from second - and third - generation genome sequencers.
Fetal Genome in Mom's Blood
Hayley Dunning | Jun 7, 2012
Scientists have sequenced the genome of an 18.5 week-old fetus using blood and saliva samples taken from the parents.
Sohini Ramachandran: Population Tracker
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2012
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