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Exome Sequencing Helps Crack Rare Disease Diagnosis
Amanda B. Keener | May 1, 2018
Clinical analyses of patients’ gene sequences are helping to provide answers where none were available before.
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Catherine Offord | Jan 9, 2018
The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.
Researchers Hijack a Computer Using DNA Malware
Catherine Offord | Aug 11, 2017
Malicious code written with nucleic acids could one day threaten sequencing facilities, the team warns.
Cross-Sample Sequencing Contamination Galore
Ruth Williams | Apr 5, 2017
Scientists conducting a large-scale, comparative transcriptomics project have inadvertently highlighted widespread contamination in sequencing data.
Study: Most Long Noncoding RNAs Likely Functional
Kerry Grens | Mar 2, 2017
Nearly 20,000 lncRNAs identified in human cells may play some role in cellular activities.
Abundant Sequence Errors in Public Databases
Ruth Williams | Feb 16, 2017
A new algorithm reveals hoards of preparation-induced DNA mutations in publicly available human sequences.
Pardis Sabeti: An American Scientist Born in Iran
Bob Grant | Feb 9, 2017
When she entered the U.S. shortly before the Iranian revolution of 1979, the now 41-year-old geneticist was a refugee toddler.
2016 Top 10 Innovations: Honorable Mentions
Staff | Nov 30, 2016
These runners up to the Top 10 Innovations of 2016 caught our judges' attention.
Social Media Accelerates Science
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
How researchers are taking advantage of Twitter and other forums to do, share, and discuss research
Q&A: Sequencing Newborns
Tracy Vence | Oct 21, 2016
Members of the BabySeq Project discuss trial enrollment, preliminary findings.