Climbing the koala's family tree

Koalas are one of Australia's most beloved marsupials. How can DNA help bring them back from the brink of extinction?

Uncovering novel genomes from Earth's microbiomes

Despite advances in sequencing technologies and computational methods in the past decade, researchers have uncovered genomes for just a small fraction of Earth's microbial diversity. Because most microbes cannot be cultivated ...

Silk Road contains genomic resources for improving apples

The fabled Silk Road—the 4,000-mile stretch between China and Western Europe where trade flourished from the second century B.C. to the 14th century A.D. - is responsible for one of our favorite and most valuable fruits: ...

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