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What if doctors could demystify cancer and cure people more quickly? What if we could save threatened species by restoring the genetic diversity they once had?The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute is empowering scientists all over the world to answer these questions and more. From decoding cancer to species preservation, our open-source genomics platforms are essential resources for unlocking the world’s most challenging medical and scientific issues of our time.Established in 2014.
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UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute2 days ago
The sequencing of the human genome in 2000 was heralded as a turning point for humanity—a milestone that would transform medicine and defeat cancer.

"It turns out that interpreting the human genome is much harder than anyone thought it would be," says Sociologist Jenny Reardon, founder of the Science and Justice Research Center at UC Santa Cruz. Reardon evaluates the promise and pitfalls of genomics in her new book The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice, and Knowledge After the Genome (University of Chicago Press, 2017).

Read more: https://ucscgenomics.soe.ucsc.edu/new-book-postgenomic-condition-ethics-justice-knowledge-genome-assesses-progress-since-2000/
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UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute2 days ago
The availability of so many human and non-human hominid genomes with identified ancestry, as well as the advent of more powerful statistical methods for genome comparisons, have allowed researchers to ask deeper and more precise questions about the course of long-term human history. Read more from National Institute of General Medical Sciences

https://biobeat.nigms.nih.gov/2017/02/field-focus-high-quality-genome-sequences-inform-the-study-of-human-evolution/
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UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute2 days ago
We're proud to be a sponsor of @cruzhacks this year!
The hackathon starts later today, so get those noggins ready 💻🔥
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UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute3 days ago
"Today the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is releasing version 4.0 of the Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK), the institute's flagship genome variant discovery package for analysis of high-throughput sequencing data."

Congrats to Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard!

2 days ago
The sequencing of the human genome in 2000 was heralded as a turning point for humanity—a milestone that would transform medicine and defeat cancer.

Read more: https://t.co/1acjAemtux
2 days ago
We're about to hit 1000 tweets! What should we tweet about to round it out?
2 days ago
Welcome to the internet, @Toil_GI!
We just created a new Twitter account specifically for Toil, our Computational Genomics Platform.
Check it out! https://t.co/LDzyBfxo53
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3 days ago
Looking for a postdoctoral scholar position in genomics at UC Santa Cruz? The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department (EEB) of UC Santa Cruz under the direction of Associate Professor Kathleen Kay is seeking a postdoc!

https://t.co/MfJkpR7qb3