J. Craig Venter Institute sells La Jolla laboratory building to UC San Diego
2022 Fellows of the AACR Academy will be honored during Sunday’s Opening Session
JCVI Professor Emeritus Hamilton O. Smith, MD among the inductees
Scientists develop most complete whole-cell computer simulation model of cell to date
J. Craig Venter Institute model organism-minimal cell platform provides robust tools for exploring first principles of life, design tools for genome
Omicron and Beta variants evade antibodies elicited by vaccines and previous infections, but boosters help
Pregnancy also contributes to a reduced COVID-19 antibody response
JCVI Policy Center forecasts US likely to remain biotechnology leader through 2050, but China could threaten position
Climate change and iron availability may drastically alter algae blooms in the Southern Ocean, trapping vast nutrients
Shifts in diatom population may have profound effects on global nutrient distribution and carbon cycling
New wiki on salivary proteins may transform diagnostic testing and personalized medicine
Database curates info on inner workings of saliva, an attractive tool for noninvasive diagnostics and precision medicine
National Academy of Sciences launches new open access journal, PNAS Nexus, in partnership with Oxford University Press; Karen Nelson to serve as inaugural editor-in-chief
Genes necessary for cell division in modern bacterial cells identified
Discovery may help shape understanding of primitive cell division
Scientists find evidence that novel coronavirus infects the mouth’s cells
NIH-funded findings point to a role for saliva in SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
Privacy concerns sparked by human DNA accidentally collected in studies of other species
Two research teams warn that human genomic “bycatch” can reveal private information
Scientists Unveil a More Diverse Human Genome
The “pangenome,” which collated genetic sequences from 47 people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, could greatly expand the reach of personalized medicine.
First human ‘pangenome’ aims to catalogue genetic diversity
Researchers release draft results from an ongoing effort to capture the entirety of human genetic variation.
Scientists Create the Smallest-Ever Moving Cell
Just two genes get tiny synthetic cells moving, offering clues to life’s evolution.
From Sequencing to Sailing: Three Decades of Adventure with Craig Venter
In a plenary public appearance at the Molecular and Precision Med TRI-CON event in San Diego, a relaxed Venter reflected on his career highlights, controversies and future priorities for genomic medicine.
Synthesizing life on the planet
What’s the smallest number of genes that cells need to grow and reproduce? Is it possible to synthesize minimal genomes and insert them into cells? What do minimal genomes teach us about life? An interview with John Glass, Ph.D.
Top scientists join forces to study leading theory behind long COVID
Several JCVI scientists will be contributing to the newly launched Long Covid Research Initiative — a collaboration of researchers, clinicians, and patients working to rapidly study and treat long Covid.
Hunting for deep-ocean plastics
Through the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, National Deep Submergence Facility, JCVI's Erin Garza, Ph.D. joins a deep sea expedition to search for ocean plastics aboard the HOV Alvin.
A journey to the center of our cells
Biologists are discovering the true nature of cells—and learning to build their own.
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