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Comparisons of the new mouse genome sequence
Hot on the heels of the mouse genome sequence published in this week's Nature by the Mouse Genome Sequencing Consortium of publicly funded laboratories, Genome Biology publishes the first comparison of this 'public' mouse genome sequence with the mouse genome sequence generated by the private company Celera, and with the human genome. (2002-12-05)

A more accurate understanding of the gorilla genome
Using recent advances in genetic sequencing technology, researchers have significantly improved upon previous assemblies of the gorilla genome. (2016-03-31)

Researchers provide detailed genetic information on fish
The fathead minnow has long been a premier animal model for research and regulation related to environmental toxins. Unfortunately, however, genetic information about this species is incomplete. The lack of genome sequence information for the species has limited scientists' ability to dissect complex traits, evaluate genetic markers, identify gene regulatory sequences, and elucidate biological pathways. (2015-11-03)

Rice futures on the rise
Grain by grain, rice feeds more bellies than any other food crop. As a testament to its importance worldwide, scientists from ten countries have teamed up to determine the complete sequence of the rice genome. Now, Rod Wing and colleagues report good news for the international project: a preview of the genome suggests completion of the sequence may come easier than imagined. (2000-07-13)

Counting the cost of genome projects
What price knowledge? Genome sequencing, while promising great medical and scientific gains, is an expensive undertaking. Now, in this month's issue of Genome Research, a team led by Eric Lander of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research analyzes the efficiency of current sequencing approaches and proposes a strategy to slash the price tag on genome projects. (1999-12-27)

A fly (genome) like any other fly
Biologists may well know more about the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, including its entire genome sequence, than about anything else with legs. Now a new effort will re-sequence the DNA of 50 different strains of Drosophila, addressing questions and developing tools that could eventually be used to look at the genetic differences between individual humans. (2004-04-20)

Public access to human genome
The DNA sequence of the Human Genome is now freely available to all, for public or private use, from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), an arm of the National Library of Medicine, NIH. The web address for the Human Genome home page is: (2001-02-12)

Completion of the Drosophila genome sequence
The DNA sequence of the Drosophila genome will be released and published today. This exciting achievement marks the culmination of a century of rewarding fruit fly research into basic biological mechanisms, and demonstrates the importance of this simple organism to understanding human biology and disease. (2000-03-22)

Genome superheroes unmask
Last June, in a legendary bit of scientific heroism, a graduate student from the University of California stitched together a massive collection of DNA sequences, creating the first public assembly of a draft of the human genome sequence. Now, the student, James Kent, and colleague David Haussler describe the creation of the computer program they designed to assemble the draft, revealing the surprisingly simple ideas behind the most important puzzle-solving exercise in recent history. (2001-08-13)

New software automates and improves phylogenomics from next-generation sequencing data
To reconstruct phylogenetic trees from next-generation sequencing data using traditional methods requires a time-consuming combination of bioinformatic procedures including genome assembly, gene prediction, orthology identification and multiple alignment. Authors, Bertels, et. al., have developed a new online tool called REALPHY, that reconstructs evolutionary trees from data generated by next-generation sequencing data in a way that avoids these errors and biases. (2014-03-05)

Say Cheese! Scientists in a ferment over cheese-starter genome
Whether sharp Cheddar or nutty Gouda, a fine cheese owes its flavor to milk-fermenting bacteria, such as the historically ancient starter Lactococcus lactis. In next month's issue of Genome Research, researchers from France report the complete genome sequence of L. lactis, now the most commonly used starter in the cheese industry. (2001-04-16)

Genome BC, Chile and Norway take another step closer to fully sequencing the salmon genome
The economically important, environmentally sensitive Atlantic salmon species is one step closer to having its genome fully sequenced, thanks to an international collaboration involving researchers, funding agencies and industry from Canada, Chile and Norway. (2010-06-14)

Bovine genome completed
Researchers will now have access to the bovine genome sequence as the first draft is made available to the public--an effort that will fortify the next several decades of cattle research, leaders of the $53-million Bovine Genome Sequencing Project announced today. Part of the work to complete this first draft of the cow's genome sequence--the first mammalian farm animal to have its genes mapped out--was completed in collaboration with the University of Alberta (U of A). (2004-10-06)

The highly complex sugarcane genome has finally been sequenced
Sugarcane was the last major cultivated plant to have its genome sequenced. This was because of its huge complexity: the genome comprises between 10 and 12 copies of each chromosome, when the human genome has just two. It was an international team coordinated by CIRAD that achieved this milestone, as reported in Nature Communications on July 6. It will now be possible to 'modernize' the methods used to breed sugarcane varieties. This will be a real boon to the sugar and biomass industry. (2018-07-11)

Chinese researchers presented de novo assembly of a haplotype-resolved diploid genome
Researchers from BGI reported the most complete haploid-resolved diploid genome sequence based on de novo assembly with NGS technology and the pipeline developed lays the foundation for de novo assembly of genomes with high levels of heterozygosity. The latest study was published online today in Nature Biotechnology. (2015-05-25)

Study suggests that publicly available genome data may contain small but significant errors
Comparing data from inferred probe maps to the available sequence assembly, the researchers' new method provides insights into the difficulties of establishing a canonical and accurate sequence or physical map, and suggests ways that the two types of data can be combined to render increased confidence levels of the assembly. (2006-02-16)

Constructing the first version of the Japanese reference genome
The Japanese now have their own reference genome thanks to researchers at Tohoku University who completed and released the first Japanese reference genome (JG1). (2021-01-29)

Scientists sequence complete genome of E. coli strain responsible for food poisoning
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have produced the first complete genome sequencing of a strain of E. coli that is a common cause of outbreaks of food poisoning in the United States. Although the E. coli strain EDL933 was first isolated in the 1980s, it gained national attention in 1993 when it was linked to an outbreak of food poisoning from Jack-in-the-Box restaurants in the western United States. (2014-08-29)

What to sequence next: Pick one species at a time
After humans, mice, chickens and others what genomes should scientists sequence next? In a paper published today in PLoS Genetics, Fabio Pardi and Nick Goldman of the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute present a way to decide. Surprisingly, they show that always choosing the next best single species is just as effective as planning to sequence several genomes in advance. (2005-12-02)

Busy sequencing technique saves money and time
A computer scientist at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a novel technique to extract more DNA from a single sequence reaction than is normally possible, reducing both cost and time of the sequencing process. Michael R. Brent, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science, has applied software developed in his Washington University laboratory that sorts through the maize of genetic information and finds predicted sequences. (2004-05-10)

Sequencers take a bird in hand
Long before Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Darwin, and even John Audubon, man had a passion for studying birds. Now, scientists from the University of Washington have sequenced a region of the house finch genome, providing the largest sequence available from any songbird. (2000-05-14)

The FAQs about the human genome
A new handbook, (2008-05-07)

New online, open access journal focuses on microbial genome announcements
The American Society for Microbiology has published the first issue of its new online-only, open access journal, Genome AnnouncementsTM, focusing exclusively on reports of microbial genome sequences. (2013-01-28)

K-State part of effort to completely sequence common wheat genome
Wheat should be next in line for the genome sequencing process. The complete sequence of common wheat holds the key to genetic improvements that will allow growers to meet the growing demand for high-quality food produced in an environmentally sensitive, sustainable and profitable manner. (2005-06-14)

Bottle gourd genome provides insight on evolutionary history, relationships of cucurbits
Researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and collaborators in China and France have produced the first high-quality genome sequence for the bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) and a reconstructed genome of the most recent Cucurbitaceae ancestor. (2017-12-01)

New technique adds precision and permanence to gene therapy
Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers developed a technique for inserting genes into specific sites on the genome in liver cells. The genes are inserted into non-coding regions of the genome so there is no danger of interfering with the functioning of other genes. Once inserted, the gene remains a permanent part of the cell's genome. In a study published in this week's PNAS, the researchers used this technique to cure phenylketonuria (PKU) in mice. (2005-10-10)

The genome's 3-D structure shapes how genes are expressed
Scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, and collaborators from the United States, bring new insights to our understanding of the three-dimensional structure of the genome, one of the biggest challenges currently facing the fields of genomics and genetics. Their findings are published in Nature Genetics, online today. (2013-06-23)

Combining new gene chips with fast-sequencing technology bring universal sequence a step closer
A new technique that combines gene chip technology with the latest generation of gene sequencing machines to allow fast and accurate sequencing of selected parts of the genome has been developed by researchers from the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and NimbleGen Systems Inc., a Wisconsin-based company recently purchased by Roche Applied Science. (2007-10-14)

Sizable federal grant to fund Stanford genome research
Researchers at Stanford University Medical Center received an $8 million boost for their efforts to tease out the most biologically important regions of the human genome. A grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health went to eight different research groups using various techniques to analyze small portions of the human genome. Results from the work will guide future experiments involving the entire sequence. (2003-10-10)

Mapping and sequencing of soybean genome paves the way for improved soybean crops
Soybean, one of the most important global sources of protein and oil, is now the first major crop legume species with a published complete draft genome sequence. This sequence, which essentially provides a parts list of the soybean genome, will help scientists use the plant's genes to improve its characteristics. The soybean sequencing study appears as the cover story of the Jan. 13 edition of Nature. (2010-01-13)

Louisiana State University leads collaborative effort to identify genes supporting life in extreme conditions
In search of the genes that support life in extreme environments, researchers at Louisiana State University are core participants in a collaborative grant that has been awarded from the National Science Foundation, to sequence the genome of the Atlantic killifish Fundulus heteroclitus, a species known to have evolved extremely high tolerance to dangerous pollutants. (2011-09-22)

Decoding the genome of the Japanese morning glory
Researchers in Japan have successfully decoded the entire Japanese morning glory genome. Japanese morning glories (Ipomoea nil) are traditional garden plants that are popular in Japan. (2016-11-08)

Introducing the monarch butterfly genome
The Monarch butterfly is famous for its ability to travel up to 2,000 miles from North America to central Mexico every fall. Now, it's enjoying fame of a different sort. In the Nov. 23 issue of Cell, researchers report the full genomic sequence of this iconic butterfly. The new genome is the first for any butterfly. It is also the first complete genome of any long-distance migrant. (2011-11-23)

Improved macaque genome enhances biomedical utility
Using advanced sequencing technology, researchers present a new, improved and far more complete reference genome for the rhesus macaque - one of the most important animal models in biomedical research. (2020-12-17)

UNC scientists win $1.6 million stimulus award to accelerate decoding of human genome
UNC's Morgan Giddings, Ph.D., and Xian Chen, Ph.D., have been awarded a $1.6 million two-year (2009-10-15)

Hong Kong University leads the genomics research of scarlet fever pathogen
Scarlet fever has revealed unusual high infect rate in Hong Kong this year. So far, 466 children were infected and two of them dead. Hong Kong University (HKU) and BGI today released the draft genome sequence of the S. pyogenes strain. (2011-06-22)

Genetic blueprint of bread wheat genome unveiled
The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium published today in the international journal Science a draft sequence of the bread wheat genome. The chromosome-based draft provides new insight into the structure, organization, and evolution of the large, complex genome of the world's most widely grown cereal crop. (2014-07-17)

How molecular scissors cut in the right place
A research group at Uppsala University has found out how CRISPR-Cas9 -- also known as 'molecular scissors' -- can search the genome for a specific DNA sequence. Cas9 already has many applications in biotechnology and is also expected to revolutionise medicine. The new research findings show how Cas9 can be improved to make the molecular scissors faster and more reliable. The study is being published in Science. (2017-09-28)

Scientists complete chromosome-based draft of the wheat genome
Scientists have completed a chromosome-based draft sequence of the bread wheat genome as well as the first reference sequence of chromosome 3B, the largest chromosome in wheat. (2014-07-17)

New sequencing reveals genetic history of tomatoes
The sequencing of 360 tomato varieties has yielded a 'genetic history' of the popular food crop. (2014-10-14)

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