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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

Campus marks 20th anniversary of posting the assembled genome to the Internet

By Alexis Morgan Alexis MorganCommunications Manager, UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute July 7, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: A copy of the first draft..

July 7, 2020

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Issues Statement on Racial Justice

(Source: UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute) June 10, 2020 (Photo above: The George Floyd mural outside Cup Foods at Chicago Ave and E 38th St in Minneapolis,..

June 11, 2020

UC COVID-19 seed funding supports UCSC coronavirus genome browser

by Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz June 9, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image: UCSC Genome Browser view of SARS-CoV-2 genomic datasets. Source: UC Santa Cruz)..

June 9, 2020

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