Nature Biotechnology

New bioinformatics tool to visualize transcriptomes

ZENBU, a new, freely available bioinformatics tool developed at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technology in Japan, enables researchers to quickly and easily integrate, visualize and compare large amounts of genomic information ...

Mar 09, 2014
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Growing a business, from the lab

In the early 1990s, MIT researcher Shuguang Zhang, then an MIT postdoc, stumbled upon peptides that could self-assemble into nanostructures, creating three-dimensional environments for cell culturing. It ...

Feb 03, 2014
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Who's patenting whose genome?

An international project has developed a free and open public resource that will bring much-needed transparency to the murky and contentious world of gene patenting.

Dec 06, 2013
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Scientists re-imagine how genomes are assembled

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) have developed a new method for piecing together the short DNA reads produced by next-generation sequencing technologies that are the basis ...

Nov 25, 2013
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Single-cell genome sequencing gets better

Researchers led by bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have generated the most complete genome sequences from single E. coli cells and individual neurons from the human brain. The breakt ...

Nov 10, 2013
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