whole genome sequencing

Celebrating The Human Genome Project: What’s Next For Genome Sequencing?

Twenty years after the completion of the Human Genome Project, genomics and sequencing technologies continue to advance toward more effective, accessible and inclusive horizons.

A ‘Chimp’ Off The Old Block

Ultra-deep whole genome sequencing has helped scientists to estimate the inter-generational mutation rate for chimpanzees.

Teasing Out The Subtypes Of Bile Duct Cancer

Patients with bile duct cancer are not all alike, according to a study that analyzed the whole genomes of almost 500 patients from ten countries.

Sequencing Reveals Sex-Specific Markers In Kiwifruit Genome

Scientists have found genetic information that helps to accurately distinguish between male and female kiwifruit plants.

Untangling The Adzuki Bean Genome

The difference in starch and fat content between adzuki beans and soybeans is caused by differences in transcriptional abundance rather than copy number variations, scientists say.

‘Living Fossil’ Evolves Faster Than Previously Thought

The genome of the brachiopod Lingula anatina sheds light on how different branches of the animal kingdom converted sort tissue to hard structures.

Gene Linked To Osteoporosis Found

Loss of the non-coding gene EN1 has been linked to reduced bone mineral density and increased risk of fractures, hallmarks of osteoporosis.

Octopus Genome Sheds Light On Their Intelligence

An unusually high number of transposons could potentially be behind the octopus' unique nervous system and camouflage abilities.

WuXi NextCODE Selected To Run 100,000 Genomes Project

WuXi NextCODE has been appointed to carry out the first phase of an ambitious project to sequence 100,000 genomes in the UK.

The Genetics Of Why Ovarian Cancer Treatments Fail

By using whole genome sequencing on 92 ovarian tumors, researchers have uncovered genes which confer resistance to chemotherapy.