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Project to read genomes of all 70,000 vertebrate species reports first discoveries

(Source: Howard Hughs Medical Institute and Baskin Engineering ) May 6, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image source: A bold project to read the..

May 6, 2021

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..

April 22, 2021

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..

February 23, 2021

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...

May 23, 2018

Should we bring back the Woolly Mammoth?

By Anthony King UC San Diego May 1, 2018 — San Diego and Santa Cruz, CA “I’m trying to understand, using the DNA that we get from [ancient] bones,..

May 1, 2018

Passenger pigeon genome shows effects of natural selection in a huge population

By TIm Stephens UC Santa Cruz November 21, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image above: DNA recovered from museum specimens, such as these in the collections of..

November 21, 2017

$1.76M UC Research Catalyst Award Supports Conservation Genomics Project

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz December 10, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Beth Shapiro, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa..

December 10, 2015

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..

April 18, 2015

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