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Biologist Beth Shapiro selected as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz May 23, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Beth Shapiro, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz. Credit: Peter Berreras) Beth Shapiro, professor of ecology […]

Beth Shapiro Explains the Science of ‘De-Extinction’ in New Book

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz April 18, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA A leading expert on ancient DNA, Shapiro aims to separate science from science fiction in her new book ‘How to Clone a […]

Invaluable Partners: Baskin School of Engineering and Santa Cruz Tech Beat

By Abigail Kaun, Executive Advisor to the DeanBaskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz June 4, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Tech Beat has helped forge connections, raise awareness of new opportunities, and […]

How ancient DNA sequencing changed the game

(Source: Nature) April 21, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA The Nature Milestones in Genomic Sequencing project caught up with Beth Shapiro, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz, to hear about the […]

Celestial heights and oceanic depths

By Dan WhiteUC Santa Cruz March 16, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA Two interactive, high-tech floors in the newly renovated Science & Engineering Library have been named in the honor of these distinguished science pioneers: […]

Oldest DNA sequences reveal how mammoths evolved

By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz February 23, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image above: This illustration represents a reconstruction of the steppe mammoths that preceded the woolly mammoth, based on genetic analysis of ancient mammoth […]

How DNA revealed the woolly mammoth’s fate – and what it teaches us today

Kate WhitingSenior Writer, Formative ContentWorld Economic Forum July 8, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image source: UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute) UC Santa Cruz research reveals connectivity between habitats is a big factor in helping […]

$8.5 million gift supports UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz October 8, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: David Haussler, Director of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute. Credit: C. Lagattuta) [Editor’s note: Read Chancellor Larive’s response to […]

Q&A: Life science startup, Claret Bio, comes out of stealth mode

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat June 27, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Kelly Harkins Kincaid is the Founding CEO of Claret Bio, a life science startup located on […]

News: January – December 2018

News: December 2018 Luna: Moondust Garden by @Funomena for Magic Leap – December 27, 2018 Women of the C-Suite: “It Takes a Team to Fight Burnout” with Looker CMO, Jennifer Grant – December 27, 2018 Innovative […]

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