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Karen Zusi | Aug 18, 2016
Scientists design a bacterial genome with only 57 codons.
Exploring Alternative Codon Usage in Yeast
Kim Smuga-Otto | Aug 18, 2016
Newly discovered amino acid reassignment could have implications for certain biotech applications and RNA-based evolutionary theories.
23andMe Markets Genome Kits to Researchers
Kerry Grens | Jul 14, 2016
Scientists can now buy the direct-to-consumer sequencing product, and research participants can join 23andMe’s database.
Catherine Offord | Feb 22, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
$280 Million Boost for Disease Genomics
Catherine Offord | Jan 18, 2016
The genomics arm of the National Institutes of Health has pledged a total of $280 million for research into the genetic bases of disease.
Chromatin Conformation Computed
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 19, 2015
By manipulating DNA sequences that guide genome-folding, researchers confirm an existing model of chromatin structure inside the nucleus.
Yeast Genome Doubling
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 10, 2015
The results of a computational genetic analysis suggest
doubled its genome through species hybridization.
Subway Microbiome Study Revised
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 4, 2015
Researchers tone down their highly publicized study that reported the presence of deadly pathogens on New York City subways.
Big Data Problem
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 8, 2015
Scientists estimate that, in the next 10 years, the data needs of genomics will outpace those of astronomy and some social media.
Kennewick Man Was Native American
Jef Akst | Jun 18, 2015
Genomic analysis suggests that the skeleton’s closest living relatives are Native American after all.