Researchers sequenced the genome of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei with DNA from tapeworm that had been living in the patient's brain for several years.
Riken is partnering with CLC Bio Japan to provide researchers affected by the earthquake in Japan with a free hosted software environment for genomic analysis that will enable them continue their research activities.
"Now that we have built a prototype field-testable system, we need to begin to commercialize applications on the platform," said BioNanomatrix CEO Erik Holmlin.
Researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered a new virophage that appears to be genetically related to a group of transposable elements found in eukaryotes.
BioNanomatrix plans to position its technology for DNA sample-quality control, DNA damage assessment, sequence assembly, and structural-variation analysis.
The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.
Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.
Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.