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The Mesoamerican bean decoded

An Ibero-American team of scientists decoded the Mesoamerican variety of the bean genome coinciding with the celebration of the International Year of Pulses, as designated by the United Nations. Sequencing such a common source ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Accelerating genome analysis

An international team of scientists, led by researchers from A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and the Bioinformatics Institute (BII), have developed SIFT 4G (SIFT for Genomes) - a software that can lead to faster ...

dateFeb 22, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Sequencing the genome of the endangered kakapo

An international team of gene sequencing scientists, including some at Duke, want to sequence the genomes of all living kakapo—a critically endangered flightless parrot of New Zealand – while there are still 125 of them ...

dateFeb 16, 2016 in Biotechnology
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