genomes

11.28.18

This Chinese Researcher Says the First CRISPR Babies Are Here

But the validity of the claim is up for debate.

11.1.18

Biologists Have Started Their Attempt to Sequence the DNA of Every Living Thing on Earth

The Earth BioGenome Project aims to map the genome of 1.5 million plants, animals, and fungi.

8.22.18

A Hybrid of Humanity's Closest Relatives Has Been Identified From 50,000-Year-Old Bone

While we know early humans, Neanderthals, and Denisovans interbred, this specimen is a unique first-generation Neanderthal-Denisovan offspring.

6.28.17

In the Future, You Will Have the Same Pet Your Entire Life

The price of dog and cat cloning has been cut in half, and some leaders in the field believe it's only a matter of time before the practice becomes common.

3.22.17

This Scientist Wants to Sequence the Genomes of 8,000 Endangered Animals Before They’re Gone

Sequencing the genomes of species most at risk can help us figure out which species need our attention the most.

5.17.16

New Research Helps Explain Why Giraffes Have Such Long Necks

Scientists sequenced the giraffe genome for the first time ever.

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12.7.15

A New Analysis Questions How Much Foreign DNA Tardigrades Actually Have

Two research groups sequencing the genome of the same species of ‘water bear’ report different results.

10.12.15

Scientists Are Working on an 'Undo Button' For Genetic Experiments Gone Wrong

The solution to GMOs that go wrong could be more gene editing.

7.21.15

It's Hard to Get Genome Data from an Elusive Species

Researchers show you can sequence some genomic data from snagged hair, without the need for invasive sampling.

6.15.15

This Classic Algorithmic Problem Can't Get Any Less Complex (Deal With It)

Researchers offer a new proof that "edit distance" can't be solved any more efficiently.

4.23.15

The First Pair of Complete Woolly Mammoth Genomes Is a Big Boost for Cloners

Cloning a mammoth is something we could “realize within decades."

1.15.15

How 23andMe Prepares Genomic Data for Sale

"We employ software, hardware, and physical security measures to protect the computers where customer data is stored."

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