next-gen sequencing
Cross-Sample Sequencing Contamination Galore
Ruth Williams | Apr 5, 2017 | 3 min read
Scientists conducting a large-scale, comparative transcriptomics project have inadvertently highlighted widespread contamination in sequencing data.
Forensics 2.0
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2017 | 10+ min read
Meet the researchers working to untangle the mystery of a Missouri home filled with bones by bringing cutting-edge technologies into the crime lab.
Why Automation Is a Necessity for Clinical Diagnostics
Bringing Fluency to Clinical Diagnostics Through Automation 
Tecan | 1 min read
Automated liquid handling workstations offer flexibility for a wide range of application and process needs.
Infographic: Advancing Forensic Science
Bob Grant | Dec 31, 2016 | 1 min read
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
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2016 | 1 min read
These runners up to the Top 10 Innovations of 2016 caught our judges' attention.
Exploring how spatial relationships drive heart function
Mapping Out What Makes the Heart Tick
Nathan Ni, PhD | 3 min read
A novel atlas reveals region-specific links between structural, mechanical, and genetic properties within the heart.
Q&A: Confirming Next-Gen Sequencing Results with Sanger
Tracy Vence | Oct 11, 2016 | 4 min read
Ambry Genetics CEO Aaron Elliott discusses his team’s recent analysis of 20,000 clinical next-generation sequencing panels.
Curious George
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2016 | 9 min read
George Church has consistently positioned himself at genomics’ leading edge.
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Automating NGS Library Prep
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Eppendorf | 3 min read
Liquid handlers specialized for next-generation sequencing (NGS) automate nucleic acid extraction and library preparation from microbiome samples.
Thirty Years of Progress
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2016 | 1 min read
Since The Scientist 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 | 5 min read
Sequencing has gone from a laborious manual task costing thousands of dollars to a quick and cheap practice that is standard for many laboratories.
Uncovering Ancient Residual DNA
Uncovering Ancient Residual DNA
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
A look at how ancient events crafted modern human DNA and their potential impact on human health.
The Genetic Components of Rare Diseases
Kelly Rae Chi | Jul 1, 2016 | 9 min read
Techniques for determining which genes or genetic variants are truly detrimental
Genome Digest
Catherine Offord | May 17, 2016 | 6 min read
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Environmental DNA Sequencing: Lessons from Ancient and Modern Environments
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
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.
Spoiler Alert
Wudan Yan | Mar 1, 2016 | 7 min read
How to store microbiome samples without losing or altering diversity
Nanopore Sequencing Lawsuit
Catherine Offord | Feb 29, 2016 | 1 min read
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 | 2 min read
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
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2015 | 10+ min read
The newest life-science products making waves in labs and clinics
New Virus Discovered in Human Blood
Jef Akst | Sep 23, 2015 | 2 min read
Researchers identify a novel virus in blood samples taken in the 1970s.