Unraveling Evolutionary Patterns

We are using genomics to uncover clues about species extinction, to learn how to save vulnerable populations and to see what this teaches us about our future on earth.

Identifying the Underpinnings of Disease

Diseases like cancer have a unique genetic signature that can be digitized, deconstructed and compared with healthy biology. It’s a clinical problem with a computer science solution.

Defining Data Sharing Standards with 600+ Organizational Members

We have led the effort to define genomics data-sharing standards by co-founding the GA4GH, with more than 600 organizational members from more than 40 countries

A complete human genome sequence is close: how scientists filled in the gaps

Researchers added 200 million DNA base pairs and 115 protein-coding genes — but they’ve yet to entirely sequence the Y chromosome.

Pan-Cancer project yields comprehensive map of cancer genomes

The Human Pangenome Project & UC Santa Cruz

How Ancient DNA Sequencing Changed the Game

Just 7% of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows

Just 7% of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows

Just 7% of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows Christina Larson | AP News | July 16, 2021 What makes humans unique? Scientists have taken another step toward solving an enduring mystery with a new tool that may allow for more precise comparisons between...

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“The Genomics Institute has been coming up with approaches to treating pediatric cancer that have never been tried before.”

– John “Bud” and Rebecca Colligan, who established the Colligan Presidential Chair