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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 30, 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?
What’s Old Is New Again
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2015
Revolutionary new methods for extracting, purifying, and sequencing ever-more-ancient DNA have opened an unprecedented window into the history of life on Earth.
Cancer-Driving Mutations Common in Normal Skin Cells
Anna Azvolinsky | May 21, 2015
A deep-sequencing analysis reveals that non-malignant skin cells harbor many more cancer-driving mutations than previously expected.