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Ancient Humans Had Hepatitis B
Abby Olena | May 9, 2018
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
Ambry Genetics CEO Aaron Elliott discusses his team’s recent analysis of 20,000 clinical next-generation sequencing panels.
Fast Amplification-Based NGS Library Preparation
Fast Amplification-Based NGS Library Preparation
The Scientist Creative Services Team
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.
Spiders, Prey Leave DNA
Bob Grant | Nov 30, 2015
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
Piecing together scraps of DNA from a 400,000-year-old hominin femur
Uncovering Leprosy’s Genetic Recipe for Success
Uncovering Leprosy’s Genetic Recipe for Success
Nele Haelterman, PhD
Researchers identify what makes certain people more likely to contract leprosy than others.
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. 
A magnifying glass examining a double-helix DNA strand.
Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing with myBaits
Arbor Biosciences
Hybridization-based capture can provide target enrichment for more powerful next-generation sequencing.
Corn Chronicle
Molly Sharlach | Jan 8, 2015
A genetic analysis of ancient and modern maize clarifies the crop’s checkered domestication history.
Science Setbacks: 2014
Molly Sharlach | Dec 24, 2014
This year in life science was marked by paltry federal funding increases, revelations of sequence contamination, and onerous regulations.
Smarter Sample Prep for Improved Single-Cell Sequencing
Smarter Sample Prep for Single-Cell Sequencing
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Miltenyi Biotec
In this webinar, Carina Emery will discuss tissue dissociation techniques that lead to high-quality sequencing results.
Next-Gen Sequencing User Survey
Christi Bird | Nov 1, 2014
Outsourcing is still the rule and data analysis, the bottleneck.
Air Traffic
Tracy Vence | Mar 1, 2014
Scientists use DNA sequencing to identify what’s attracting birds to airports, where midair collisions with planes can be devastating.
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Viral Nucleic Acid Purification in a Single Spin
The Scientist Creative Services Team and MilliporeSigma
A simple nucleic acid extraction approach quickly purifies genomic viral RNA and DNA while minimizing cross-contamination risks.
Midair Collision
Tracy Vence | Feb 28, 2014
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
Meet some of the products that didn't break into the Top 10 in 2013, but recieved praise from our expert judges nonetheless.
Researchers use bacterial whole genome sequencing to compare the phylogenetic relationship between environmental and clinical samples.
Aquatic Bacteria Reveal a Common Genetic Link to a Deadly Human Pathogen
Iris Kulbatski, PhD
Researchers use genetic clues to track the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria from the environment to patients.
Next-Gen Test Tube Baby Born
Chris Palmer | Jul 10, 2013
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
Researchers reveal why analyses of cancer-causing mutations are riddled with false positives and demonstrate a new approach that eliminates the problem.