Scripps Acquires Pfizer’s Massive Microbial Library
Scripps Acquires Pfizer’s Massive Microbial Library
The East Coast campus of the research institute received shipments of freeze-dried or frozen samples of more than 210,000 microbial strains, which scientists plan to mine for potentially useful natural products.
Scripps Acquires Pfizer’s Massive Microbial Library
Scripps Acquires Pfizer’s Massive Microbial Library

The East Coast campus of the research institute received shipments of freeze-dried or frozen samples of more than 210,000 microbial strains, which scientists plan to mine for potentially useful natural products.

The East Coast campus of the research institute received shipments of freeze-dried or frozen samples of more than 210,000 microbial strains, which scientists plan to mine for potentially useful natural products.

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What A Long, Strange Decade It’s Been
What A Long, Strange Decade It’s Been
Bob Grant | Dec 20, 2019
For the past 10 years, life science has moved us closer to a complete understanding of what makes us human—our similarities, our differences, and our shared history.
Genomes Sequenced for Every US and Canada Butterfly
Genomes Sequenced for Every US and Canada Butterfly
Emily Makowski | Nov 20, 2019
Researchers analyzed more than 800 species.
Ancient Genomes Reveal Clues About Native Americans’ Past
Ancient Genomes Reveal Clues About Native Americans’ Past
Jef Akst | Jun 6, 2019
Sequences from dozens of ancient remains from Siberia reveal the closest ancient relative of Native Americans found outside of North America.
Image of the Day: Pretty Jellies
Image of the Day: Pretty Jellies
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 19, 2019
The genomes of jellyfish are compared with those of other Cnidarian species that don’t have a free-swimming stage.
The Human Genetics of Night Owls and Early BirdsThe Human Genetics of Night Owls and Early Birds
The Human Genetics of Night Owls and Early Birds
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2019
When people prefer to go to bed is linked to hundreds of variations in their genes.
Entire Bread Wheat Genome Fully Annotated
Entire Bread Wheat Genome Fully Annotated
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 17, 2018
It took an international group of researchers 13 years to crack the code and their efforts are already bearing fruit—one study has pinned down the genes responsible for wheat allergies and sensitivity.
Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination
Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination
Ashley Yeager | Aug 1, 2018
Identifying microbes from Earth that can survive on spacecraft may help scientists eliminate them from future space missions and from searches for extraterrestrial life.
Tracing Zika’s Spread Through Genetics
Tracing Zika’s Spread Through Genetics
Jef Akst | May 25, 2017
DNA sequencing reveals that the virus responsible for the recent outbreak in the Americas originated in Brazil in 2014 and circulated undetected for months before the first cases were reported.
Curious George
Curious George
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2016
George Church has consistently positioned himself at genomics’ leading edge.