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Cross-Sample Sequencing Contamination Galore
Ruth Williams | Apr 5, 2017
Scientists conducting a large-scale, comparative transcriptomics project have inadvertently highlighted widespread contamination in sequencing data.
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2017
Meet the researchers working to untangle the mystery of a Missouri home filled with bones by bringing cutting-edge technologies into the crime lab.
Infographic: Advancing Forensic Science
Bob Grant | Dec 31, 2016
Forensic scientists have been using rudimentary molecular techniques for decades. But advanced forensic anthropology technologies and
methods are just now coming to the fore in some investigations.
2016 Top 10 Innovations: Honorable Mentions
Staff | Nov 30, 2016
These runners up to the Top 10 Innovations of 2016 caught our judges' attention.
Q&A: Confirming Next-Gen Sequencing Results with Sanger
Tracy Vence | Oct 11, 2016
Ambry Genetics CEO Aaron Elliott discusses his team’s recent analysis of 20,000 clinical next-generation sequencing panels.
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2016
George Church has consistently positioned himself at genomics’ leading edge.
DNA Sequencing: From Tedious to Automatic
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2016
Sequencing has gone from a laborious manual task costing thousands of dollars to a quick and cheap practice that is standard for many laboratories.
Thirty Years of Progress
Staff | Oct 1, 2016
published its first issue in October 1986, life-science research has transformed from a manual and often tedious task to a high-tech, largely automated process of unprecedented efficiency.
The Genetic Components of Rare Diseases
Kelly Rae Chi | Jul 1, 2016
Techniques for determining which genes or genetic variants are truly detrimental
Catherine Offord | May 17, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes