Banana slug genome project makes progress

Banana slug genome project makes progress

By Branwyn Wagman Can a class of 17 graduate students and undergrads make a continuous genome from the A’s, C’s, T’s, and G’s that comprise the banana slug genome? The short answer: partially. The banana slug genome seems to be as quirky as the banana slug itself and...
DNA sequencer the size of a mobile phone

DNA sequencer the size of a mobile phone

By Branwyn Wagman, UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Investigators at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute have optimized performance of a mobile-phone-sized MinIONTM DNA sequencer, marketed by Oxford Nanopore. Their work was reported in Nature Methods on February 16,...