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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

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

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

Genome of beloved sea otter Gidget now available for browsing

(Contributed) May 13, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA UC Santa Cruz’s widely used genome browser can offer help to scientists diving into sea otter genetic..

May 13, 2020

Unprecedented study yields most comprehensive map of cancer genomes to date

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz February 5, 2020 — Santa Cruz (Photo: Bioinformatics expert Joshua Stuart leads the Pan-Cancer Initiative. Source: Kevin..

February 5, 2020

Are we there yet? Karen Miga on the Next Era of Genomics

(Source: mendelspod.com) October 22, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo: Karen Miga is a DNA biologist and co-lead of the telomere-to-telomere (T2T) consortium..

October 22, 2019

Why This Scientist Keeps Receiving Packages of Serial Killers’ Hair

By Heather Murphy The New York Times September 16, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: A UCSC lab technician examining a hair sample collected from a..

September 16, 2019

Dovetail Genomics Launches Omni-C Technology

(Contributed) August 20, 2019 — Scotts Valley, CA “Omni-C represents the latest in a growing line-up of Hi-C products from Dovetail Genomics that..

August 20, 2019

Jenny Reardon participates in Vatican workshop on personalized medicine

By Jennifer McNulty UC Santa Cruz May 14, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Jenny Reardon says the Vatican was a stunning backdrop to explore the..

May 14, 2019

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