NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A study appearing online today in Science Advances suggests that a group of gliding mammals from Southeast Asia are part of a primate sister group.

Researchers from Texas A&M University, the National Museum of Natural History's Smithsonian Institution, and elsewhere put together a draft genome assembly for a colugo representative from West Java, in an effort to resolve the creature's place in the animal family tree.

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CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.

Sep
07
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will address improvements in the library prep workflow for small RNA sequencing in serum and plasma.

Sep
21
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will demonstrate a new approach that combines precise FFPE tumor isolation with extraction-free DNA/RNA library preparation to minimize material losses and reduce the amount of tissue input required for NGS analysis.