A faster sequence homology search algorithm based on database subsequence clustering
Sequence homology searches are widely used in genome studies. New DNA sequencers produce large amounts of sequence data, which require continual increases in the size of sequence databases.
Barking mad? Doggie DNA to track foulers in London
A London borough—aptly named Barking and Dagenham—unveiled plans on Tuesday to crack down on irresponsible dog owners by checking their pet's poo against a DNA database it will build up.
DNA software for international detective work
Interpol is going to use software based on research by Radboud University Nijmegen and marketed by spin-off company SMART Research BV. The program, called Bonaparte, is able to identify people from their ...
Spread of DNA databases sparks ethical concerns
You can ditch your computer and leave your cellphone at home, but you can't escape your DNA. It belongs uniquely to you—and, increasingly, to the authorities.
Scientists develop Atlantic fish DNA database with possible conservation and seafood fraud implications
Dal's Paul Bentzen and colleagues have developed a publically available DNA database to identify all fish commonly encountered in the ocean off Atlantic Canada. This database could impact ocean conservation, ...
First cost-benefit analysis of DNA profiling vindicates 'CSI' fans
The first rigorous analysis of the crime-fighting power of DNA profiling finds substantial evidence of its effectiveness.
Nanotechnology-enhanced DNA analysis
European researchers enhanced the selectivity of state-of-the-art genetic sequencing methods using nanotechnology. Immediate application in detection of strains of Salmonella and Staphylococcus should facilitate ...
Keeping the green in putting greens
When a patch of unwanted grass discolors a putting green, it can cause headaches for golf course managers and for the sod farmers who supply them. But a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has ...
Google strikes deal to preserve DNA data online
Concerned that the federal government might not keep funding the world's largest free database of genetic data, Google Inc. has forged a deal with a Mountain View, Calif., startup to keep the information online - and free ...
Nepal scientists to 'poo-print' tigers
Scientists in Nepal are to build up the world's first national DNA database of the endangered Bengal tiger by collecting and recording a unique genetic fingerprint from each adult's faeces.
Ted Bundy's DNA added to database in hope of solving cold cases
The DNA profile of Ted Bundy, one of the United States' most notorious serial killers, was uploaded Friday into a national database in the hope that the new material will help solve murder cases that have gone cold over the ...
Google-backed 23andMe hits major milestone: 100,000 users in DNA database
Mountain View, Calif., genomics startup 23andMe just hit a milestone: As of Wednesday, 100,000 people have uploaded their genetic code to the 4-year-old company's database.
Contamination found in nearly a quarter of genome databases
(PhysOrg.com) -- UConn scientists say the results could complicate disease identification in humans.
Addressing the DNA Backlog
(PhysOrg.com) -- Valerie Neumann was drugged and raped in 2006, but the DNA her attacker left behind is still untested. Her case is not unusual.