next-gen sequencing
Monitoring the Development of Adaptive Immunity
Monitoring the Development of Adaptive Immunity
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 25, 2015
Sequencing cells from human fetal blood samples, researchers track the development of the adaptive immune system throughout gestation.   
Top 10 Innovations 2014
Top 10 Innovations 2014
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2014
The list of the year’s best new products contains both perennial winners and innovative newcomers.
DNA Extraction Kits Contaminated
DNA Extraction Kits Contaminated
Kerry Grens | Nov 11, 2014
Sequencing study reveals low levels of microbes in lab reagents that can create big problems for some microbiome studies.
Genetic Data Clarify Insect Evolution
Genetic Data Clarify Insect Evolution
Kate Yandell | Nov 6, 2014
Researchers create a phylogenetic tree of insects by comparing the sequences of 1,478 protein-coding genes among species.
Next-Gen Sequencing User Survey
Next-Gen Sequencing User Survey
Christi Bird | Nov 1, 2014
Outsourcing is still the rule and data analysis, the bottleneck.
Sequencing on the Seven Seas
Sequencing on the Seven Seas
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 1, 2014
Researchers have installed an advanced genomics lab facility aboard a boat to create a floating molecular testing facility for marine life sciences
Sequencing at Sea
Sequencing at Sea
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 1, 2014
Watch University of Florida biologist Leonid Moroz describe his novel approach aboard his floating genome sequencing lab.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Tracy Vence | Mar 20, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
$1,000 Genome at Last?
$1,000 Genome at Last?
Tracy Vence | Jan 15, 2014
Illumina says its newest sequencing system can churn out whole human genomes for $1,000 apiece.
Opinion: Standards Needed
Opinion: Standards Needed
Gary Magnant | Sep 18, 2013
The success of genome sequencing hinges on technology standardization and coordinated efforts among scientists, bioinformaticians, and physicians.