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2022 Top 10 Innovations
2022 Top 10 Innovations
This year’s crop of winning products features many with a clinical focus and others that represent significant advances in sequencing, single-cell analysis, and more.
2022 Top 10 Innovations
2022 Top 10 Innovations

This year’s crop of winning products features many with a clinical focus and others that represent significant advances in sequencing, single-cell analysis, and more.

This year’s crop of winning products features many with a clinical focus and others that represent significant advances in sequencing, single-cell analysis, and more.

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UK Funding Agency Apologizes for Role in Researchfish Controversy
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Apr 20, 2022 | 3 min read
Researchfish is a platform commonly used to track the status of grants and the impacts of research. When academics were critical of the company online, Researchfish shared these comments with the largest funding agency in the UK, and the scientists’ comments were sometimes shared with their employers.
Infographic: Anatomical Construction by Cell Collectives
Michael Levin | Sep 1, 2020 | 3 min read
Understanding this complex and still largely enigmatic process will pave the way for researchers to control the development of new morphologies.
How Groups of Cells Cooperate to Build Organs and Organisms
Michael Levin | Sep 1, 2020 | 10+ min read
Understanding biology’s software—the rules that enable great plasticity in how cell collectives generate reliable anatomies—is key to advancing tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Image of the Day: Fungal Feature Tracker
Emily Makowski | Nov 5, 2019 | 1 min read
New software can analyze fungi’s growth over time.
RNA SEQ DATA
Computational Tools Sort Signal from Noise
Carolyn Wilke | May 1, 2019 | 3 min read
Researchers are developing computational approaches to extract information from multiple sets of single-cell sequencing data.
Software-Based Chemical Screen Could Minimize Animal Testing
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 13, 2018 | 4 min read
Researchers develop a machine-learning tool for toxicity analyses that is more consistent in predicting chemical hazards than assays on animals.
Researchers React to Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 7, 2018 | 4 min read
Computational biologists are optimistic that the purchase of the world’s largest hub for open-source computer code will not affect the way they use GitHub for science.
Two Genetic Forensics Techniques Draw Fire
Shawna Williams | Sep 12, 2017 | 2 min read
Defense attorneys allege New York City used “unreliable” methods on DNA evidence in thousands of cases.
Deep Pocket Exploration
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2017 | 3 min read
A modification to traditional docking software enables the examination of a ligand’s passage into its receptor.
Software for Image Analysis
Amber Dance | Aug 1, 2016 | 8 min read
Profiles of five programs for quantifying data from Westerns, dot blots, gels, and colony cultures
Free Flow
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Dec 1, 2015 | 7 min read
A sampling of free software for flow cytometry data analysis
Get With the Program
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Aug 1, 2015 | 8 min read
DIY tips for adding coding to your analysis arsenal
White’s the Matter
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2014 | 8 min read
A basic guide to white matter imaging using diffusion MRI
Keeping Track
Daniel Cossins | Oct 1, 2014 | 4 min read
New software that can trace the individual paths of every animal in a massive swarm could help biologists unravel the secrets of collective behavior.
Opinion: Bioinformatics Software: A Buyer’s Guide
David R. Smith | Sep 2, 2014 | 6 min read
How to choose programs that suit your lab’s ’omics analysis needs
Metagenomics Mash-Up
Kelly Rae Chi | Aug 1, 2014 | 8 min read
A tour of the newest software and strategies for analyzing microbial and viral communities
Lab 2.0
Hayley Dunning | Dec 1, 2012 | 8 min read
Apps and software for improving lab productivity
Filling in the Missing Letters
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 3, 2012 | 1 min read
A new algorithm brings together data from second - and third - generation genome sequencers.
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