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New Long Read Assemblers for De Novo Genomes Promise Speed, Scalability

GenomeWeb |  Andrew P. Han | Aug 16, 2019 NEW YORK – Newly released algorithms can assemble de novo human genomes from long read sequencing data in just a few hours' time.  Shasta, an in-memory computing-driven algorithm developed by researchers at the Chan Zuckerberg...

UC Santa Cruz receives $400,000 grant for pediatric cancer research

UC Santa Cruz receives $400,000 grant for pediatric cancer research

Funds support the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative in improving clinical care and treatment option Elaine Ingalls | Santa Cruz Sentinel | August 16, 2019 SANTA CRUZ — UC Santa Cruz has received $400,000 as one of 55 grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for...

UCSC researchers awarded a record number of patents last year

UCSC researchers awarded a record number of patents last year

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute affiliated faculty Dr. Mark Akeson's nanopore sequencing technology, explained by Nature.com. UCSC | Tim Stephens | August 08, 2019 UC Santa Cruz researchers were awarded 26 new patents in the last fiscal year, a record number for the...