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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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Chromosomes show off their shapes

Chromosomes – the 46 tightly-wrapped packages of genetic material in our cells – are iconically depicted as X-shaped formations. However, those neat X's only appear when a cell is about to divide and the entire contents ...

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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Life, but not as we know it

A rudimentary form of life that is found in some of the harshest environments on earth is able to sidestep normal replication processes and reproduce by the back door, researchers at The University of Nottingham ...

Nov 04, 2013
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