next generation sequencing
Ancient Humans Had Hepatitis B
Abby Olena, PhD | May 9, 2018 | 4 min read
Analyses of more than 300 ancient human genomes show that Hepatitis B virus has infected humans for at least 4,500 years and has much older origins than modern viral genomes would suggest.
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.
Better Ways to Extract DNA
Better Ways to Extract DNA
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Learn how to obtain high throughput DNA purification that improves next-generation sequencing.
Spiders, Prey Leave DNA
Bob Grant | Nov 30, 2015 | 1 min read
A study of black widow spiders suggests that the arachnids leave traces of their own genetic material and DNA from prey in their sticky webs.
TS Live: Genetic Time Machine
Bob Grant | Jun 12, 2015 | 1 min read
Piecing together scraps of DNA from a 400,000-year-old hominin femur
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Using Target Enrichment for More Powerful Next-Generation Sequencing
Arbor Biosciences | 1 min read
Discover the benefits of targeted sequencing!
What’s Old Is New Again
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2015 | 10+ min read
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 | 3 min read
A deep-sequencing analysis reveals that non-malignant skin cells harbor many more cancer-driving mutations than previously expected. 
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Unearthing Hidden Family Secrets: Tracing the Lineage of a Centuries-Old Grand-Mummy
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | 3 min read
Researchers show how a toxic therapy helped identify a mummy using preserved DNA.
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Molly Sharlach | Jan 8, 2015 | 2 min read
A genetic analysis of ancient and modern maize clarifies the crop’s checkered domestication history.
Science Setbacks: 2014
Molly Sharlach | Dec 24, 2014 | 3 min read
This year in life science was marked by paltry federal funding increases, revelations of sequence contamination, and onerous regulations.
Learn about the need and benefits of automation in sequencing applications 
Making Next-Generation Sequencing Easier 
Roche | 1 min read
Explore the automation revolution in sequencing workflows.
Next-Gen Sequencing User Survey
Christi Bird | Nov 1, 2014 | 2 min read
Outsourcing is still the rule and data analysis, the bottleneck.
Air Traffic
Tracy Vence | Mar 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Scientists use DNA sequencing to identify what’s attracting birds to airports, where midair collisions with planes can be devastating.
Fast Amplification-Based NGS Library Preparation 
Fast Amplification-Based NGS Library Preparation
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
In this webinar, Jennifer Silverman and Kan Saito will discuss using rapid genome and transcriptome amplification kits on low input samples for next-generation sequencing.
Midair Collision
Tracy Vence | Feb 28, 2014 | 1 min read
A Canada goose smashes into the cockpit of a small plane, highlighting the dangers of birdstrikes.
Top 10 Innovations: Honorable Mentions
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2013 | 1 min read
Meet some of the products that didn't break into the Top 10 in 2013, but recieved praise from our expert judges nonetheless.
Uncovering Leprosy’s Genetic Recipe for Success
Uncovering Leprosy’s Genetic Recipe for Success
Nele Haelterman, PhD | 3 min read
Researchers identify what makes certain people more likely to contract leprosy than others.
Next-Gen Test Tube Baby Born
Chris Palmer | Jul 10, 2013 | 2 min read
A baby has been born using in vitro fertilization aided by next-generation sequencing of embryos for genetic abnormalities.
Identifying Spurious Cancer Mutations
Dan Cossins | Jun 19, 2013 | 2 min read
Researchers reveal why analyses of cancer-causing mutations are riddled with false positives and demonstrate a new approach that eliminates the problem.