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As DNA reveals its secrets, scientists are assembling a new picture of humanity. Carl Zimmer. October 7, 2016. STAT
BGI, G10K set goals for next stage in animal sequencing collaboration. October 23, 2015. GenomeWeb.
An improved genome reference for the African cichlid, Metriaclima zebra. September 22, 2015. BMC Genomics.
We are sequencing the genomes of the world, and it's giving us a new vision of life. September 10, 2015. The World Post.
Simultaneous gene finding in multiple genomes. August 11, 2015. PeerJ.
Emerging from the bottleneck: benefits of the comparative approach to modern neuroscience. March 22, 2015. Cell Trends in Neuroscience.
The Genome 10K Project: A way forward. Benedict Paten. February 18, 2015. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences.
Discovery and annotation of long noncoding RNAs. January 7, 2015. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Human genome was shaped by an evolutionary arms race with itself. Tim Stephens. September 28, 2014. University News.
The Global Alliance for genomics and health. interview with David Haussler. Roberto V. Zicari. September 4, 2014. ODEMS Industry Watch.
Cancer study reveals powerful new system for classifying tumors. Tim Stephens. August 7, 2014. UCSC Newscenter.
Big Data. January 15, 2014. Joel Hersch. Good Times.
The Burmese python genome reveals the molecular basis for extreme adaptation in snakes. December 2, 2013. PNAS.
Minke whale genome and aquatic adaptation in cetaceans. November 24, 2013. Nature Genetics.
Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce man of the year: David Haussler. November 20, 2013. YouTube.
The China National Genebank initiates global collaboration to sequence transcriptomes of 1,000 fish species. November 19, 2013. BGI News.
The king cobra genome reveals dynamic gene evolution and adaptation in the snake venom system. October 22, 2013. PNAS.
The Cancer Genome Atlas Pan-Cancer analysis project. October 2013. Nature Genetics.
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‘Pan-cancer’ study unearths tumours’ genetic trademarks. Heidi Ledford. September 26, 2013. Nature.
New hope for treating cancer? Patterns seen in 12 types of tumors. Eryn Brown. September 26, 2013. Los Angeles Times.
UCSC researchers target new ways to study, treat cancer. Cat Ferguson. September 26, 2013. Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Collaborating in real time: Sage Bionetworks' open software platform enables first round of collaborative cancer projects on large genomic data sets. September 26, 2013. Herald Online.
Different cancers, same mutations. Ruth Williams. September 26, 2013. The Scientist.
Building the ark. Elizabeth Kolbert. October 2013. National Geographic.
The tiger genome and comparative analysis with lion and snow leopard genomes. September 17, 2013. Nature Communications.
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Researchers present genomic analysis of tiger and other big cat genomes. September 17, 2013. GenomeWeb Daily News.
What's swimming in the river? Just look for DNA. Richard Harris. July 24, 2013. NPR
Assemblathon 2: evaluating de novo methods of genome assembly in three vertebrate species. Keith R Bradnam, et al. July 22, 2013. GigaScience.
Consortium sequences, assembles human genome project donor to improve reference assembly. Julia Karow. March 5, 2013. GenomeWeb.
Illumina's Moleculo provides long DNA fragment sequences to improve genomes, clinical assays.Julia Karow. January 15, 2013. GenomeWeb.
Illumina acquires Moleculo, plans to increase MiSeq reads to 400 bases, opens new sequencing facility. Monica Heger. January 8, 2013. GenomeWeb.
The revolution in the Life Sciences. Sydney Brenner. December 14, 2012. Science Magazine.
Reevaluating assembly evaluations with feature response curves: GAGE and Assemblathons. Francesco Vezzi, Giuseppe Narzisi, Bud Mishra. October 3, 2012. Cornell University Library.
Genome empowerment for the Puerto Rican parrot – Amazona vittata. Stephen J O'Brien. September 28, 2012. GigaScience
Tissue sampling methods and standards for vertebrate genomics. Pamela BY Wong, G10KCOS, et. al. July 12, 2012. GigaScience.
Hybrid error correction and de novo assembly of single-molecule sequencing reads. Koren S, Schatz MC, Walenz BP, Martin J, Howard JT, Ganapathy G, Wang Z, Rasko DA, McCombie WR, Jarvis ED, Phillippy AM. July 1, 2012. Nature Biotechnology.
The yak genome and adaptation to life at high altitude. Qiu Q, Zhang G, Ma T, Qian W, Wang J, Ye Z, et al. July 1, 2012. Nature Genetics.
Genome mapping of crocodiles could aid in species conservation. May 22, 2012. RedOrbit.
Frozen Zookeeper. John Nielson. March 2012. Conservation Magazine.
UK-based company unfurls new technology to sequence whole strands of DNA. Tanya Lewis. February 25, 2012. Santa Cruz Sentinel.
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Oxford Nanopore to sell tiny DNA sequencer. Kristen Hallam. February 17, 2012. Bloomberg.
Oxford strikes first in DNA sequencing nanopore wars. Kevin Davies. February 17, 2012. Bio-IT World.
Akeson's UCSC lab automates nanopore 'ratcheting' system for sequencing DNA. Monica Heger. February 16, 2012. GenomeWeb.
In evolution of body size, 24 million generations from mouse to elephant. Tim Stephens. January 30, 2012. University of California, Santa Cruz News.
David Haussler | The Cancer Genome Hub. Audio by Dr. Moira Gunn. January 10, 2012. Tech Nation on IT Conversations.
Soon, $1,000 will map your genes. Ron Winslow and Shirley S. Wang. January 10, 2012. Wall Street Journal.
David Haussler at The Cancer Genome Atlas' 1st annual scientific symposium. November 29, 2011. YouTube by Genome TV.
Computer scientists may have what it takes to help cure cancer. David Patterson. December 5, 2011. The New York Times.
DNA sequencing caught in deluge of data. Andrew Pollack. November 30, 2011. The New York Times.
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Genomics Drowning in Data. Michael Feldman. December 1, 2011. HPCwire.
Decoding cancer. Camille Mojica Rey. Thursday, November 17, 2011. University of California, Santa Cruz.
The mammal family tree. Kristofer M. Helgen. October 28, 2011. Science.
UC Davis and BGI announce partnership to establish state-of-the-art genome center in Sacramento. October 25, 2011. BGI Americas press release.
This week in genome research. September 21, 2011. GenomeWeb.
Scripps research scientists produce first stem cells from endangered species in hopes of strengthening populations. Mika Ono. September 4, 2011. The Scripps Research Institute.
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'Stemcell zoo' could save endangered species: study. Marwlowe Hood. September 4, 2011. AFP.
Don't throw it out: 'junk DNA' essential in evolution. Joe Palca. August 19, 2011. All Things Considered, NPR.
Loss of large predators has caused widespread disruption of ecosystems. Tim Stephens. July 14, 2011. University of California, Santa Cruz.
American bald eagle sequenced. July 4, 2011. The Genome Institutue
Genome builders face the competition. Erika Check Hayden. March 23, 2011. Nature.
BGI to contribute to international project to sequence 200,000 microbes. March 22, 2011. GenomeWeb.
A new evolutionary history of primates. March 18, 2011. ScienceDaily.
The Neanderthal in all of us... March 14, 2011. Science Today.
America's 25 fastest-growing tech companies. John J. Ray. February 16, 2011. Forbes.
UCSC's Richard Green honored for top research paper in Science. Tim Stephens. January 7, 2011. UCSC News.
Early reports from the 'dark matter' of the genome. Brandon Keim. December 22, 2010. Wired Science.
Life Technologies wins top ten innovations of the year award. Yahoo!Finance. December 2, 2010.
Genomes by the thousand. Alla Katsnelson. October 28, 2010. Nature.
Biology without borders. David E. Schindel. October 13, 2010. Nature.
Q&A: Illumina CEO on the future of genetic sequencing. Keith Darce. August 17, 2010. Signon San Diego.
Life Technologies announces agreement to acquire Ion Torrent. August 17, 2010. Life Technologies.
New frogs and geckos and pigeons, oh my. Randolph E. Schmid. May 17, 2010. Associated Press.
UC Santa Cruz researcher: Lizards driven to extinction due to global climate change. Lisa Krieger. May 14, 2010. San Jose Mercury News.
Computer kid makes good. Elizabeth Pennisi. May 7, 2010. Science.
Thirty-five million dollar boost for 'Barcode of Life'. Paul Webster. April 23, 2010. Science Insider.
Chinese bioscience: The sequence factory. David Cyranoski. March 3, 2010. Naturenews.
BGI seeks proposals to sequence 1,000 plant, animal genomes; pledges $100M toward effort. Julia Karow. January 12, 2010. GenomeWeb.
Genomics: Panda genome decoded. Felix Cheung. December 16, 2009. NatureChina.
- The sequence and de novo assembly of the giant panda genome. December 13, 2009. Nature.
Tweet: scientists decode songbird's genome. March 31, 2010. ScienceDaily.
- The genome of a songbird. Warren, W. C. et al. April 1, 2010. Nature 464, 757-762.