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 ...

dateMar 09, 2014 in Biotechnology
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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 ...

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Biotechnology
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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.

dateDec 06, 2013 in Biotechnology
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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 ...

dateNov 10, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Less toxic metabolites, more chemical product

The first dynamic regulatory system that prevents the build-up of toxic metabolites in engineered microbes has been reported by a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Joint BioEnergy ...

dateOct 29, 2013 in Biotechnology
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