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New DNA supercomputer can deliver genome sequencing for just $1k

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 12:06

Researchers have developed a new DNA supercomputer which is promising to deliver radically cheaper genome sequencing.

Locust genome could serve as blueprint for new insecticides

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 00:28

The genome sequence of Locusta migratoria is the largest animal genome sequenced so far and has provided the means with which its genes can be targeted by insecticides.

Genomes of 201 microbes sequenced

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 21:36

Scientists have successfully sequenced the genomes of 201 microbes to find out more about the role these tiny, single-celled organisms play in our environment.

First full set of great ape genome sequenced

Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 16:17

Researchers have sequenced the most comprehensive catalogue of great-ape genome diversity ever, offering insight into the primate evolution.

Genome of global deep ocean being sequenced

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 11:51

A team of Spanish researchers, coordinated by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has begun sequencing the genome of the global deep ocean.

Genome sequencing may shed light on parrots` longevity and intelligence

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 12:28

Researchers at Texas A and M University have successfully sequenced the complete genome of a Scarlet macaw for the first time.

Genome sequencing of extinct human reveals brown-eyed girl

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 11:01

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a recently discovered branch of extinct humans known as the Denisovans that once interbred with us.

Scientists complete potato genome sequencing

Last Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 10:39

A consortium of scientists led by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) has finished sequencing the genetic code of the potato.