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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.
Uncovering Ancient Residual DNA
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 27, 2021
A look at how ancient events crafted modern human DNA and their potential impact on human health.
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.
Environmental DNA Sequencing: Lessons from Ancient and Modern Environments
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jul 10, 2020
In this webinar, Eske Willerslev and Simon Creer will discuss the discoveries they have made about the ancient and modern world through environmental DNA sequencing.
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2016
George Church has consistently positioned himself at genomics’ leading edge.
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.
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.
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
Wudan Yan | Mar 1, 2016
How to store microbiome samples without losing or altering diversity
Nanopore Sequencing Lawsuit
Catherine Offord | Feb 29, 2016
Illumina accuses Oxford Nanopore Technologies of developing nanopore-based sequencing strategies covered by its patents.
Year in Review: Spotlight on Ancient DNA
Bob Grant | Dec 29, 2015
Several studies using centuries-old genetic material graced the pages of life-science journals in 2015. Here’s a look at a few of the researchers and papers that made headlines this year.
Top 10 Innovations 2015
Staff | Dec 1, 2015
The newest life-science products making waves in labs and clinics
New Virus Discovered in Human Blood
Jef Akst | Sep 23, 2015
Researchers identify a novel virus in blood samples taken in the 1970s.
TS Picks: September 21, 2015
Tracy Vence | Sep 21, 2015
Blood-cleansing device; handheld sequencer; reference human genomes
Illumina, Investors Launch Consumer Genetics Firm
Tracy Vence | Aug 19, 2015
With $100 million in initial funding, Helix aims to make personal genomics accessible.
Toward Blood-based Cancer Detection
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 7, 2015
Circulating tumor cells, exosomes, and DNA can improve the diagnosis of many cancers. But are liquid biopsies ready for prime time?