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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: Nature.com) A bold project to read the..

May 6, 2021

UCSC’s Million-COVID-Genome Tree Could be a First

(Source: Genomics Institute) April 27, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA Solving a computational puzzle, a UCSC team created a dynamic evolutionary tree to enable..

April 29, 2021

Unlocking the COVID code

By Jon GertnerNew York Times April 6, 2021 Scientists can now sequence an entire genome overnight. This technology has been the key tool in identifying and..

April 6, 2021

Lookout: UCSC gears up to begin search for COVID-19 variants in Santa Cruz County

By Nick Ibarra and Mallory PickettLookout Santa Cruz February 16, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Positive COVID-19 test results from tests performed..

February 16, 2021

The broken promise that undermines human genome research

By Kendall PowellNature February 16, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image above: @Nature illustration by Ana Kova https://www.instagram.com/anakova_/) Data..

February 16, 2021

UCSC expands COVID-19 testing to support community needs with gift from Bud and Rebecca Colligan

(Contributed) December 15, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo: A gift from Bud and Rebecca Colligan is providing crucial funding to expand COVID-19 testing..

December 15, 2020

New genome alignment tool empowers large-scale studies of vertebrate evolution

November 12, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz (Image above: Comparative genomics sheds new light on the diversity of birds and other..

November 12, 2020

UCSC Researchers Snag NSF 2026 Idea Machine Competition funding for “The evolution and diversity of the human brain”

By James McGirkBaskin School of EngineeringSpecial to Santa Cruz Tech Beat September 15, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Graphic above: Source) Project may inform..

September 15, 2020

Scientists achieve first complete assembly of human X chromosome

By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz July 21, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA The first end-to-end (‘telomere-to-telomere’) completely gapless DNA sequence of a human..

July 21, 2020

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..

July 8, 2020

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