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25-Sep-2003
Press Release

Dog Genome Published by Researchers at TIGR, TCAG

New technique, partial shotgun-genome sequencing at 1.5X coverage (6.22 million reads) of genome, provides a useful, cost-effective way to increase number of large genomes analyzed

Analysis reveals that 650 million base pairs of DNA are shared between dog and humans including fragments of putative orthologs for 18,473 of 24,567 annotated human genes; Data provide necessary tools for identifying many human and dog disease genes

12-Sep-2003
Press Release

Genomics Conference Expands Focus To New Frontiers of Research

GSAC 15 Features Leading Scientists, Hot Topics in Genomics

18-Aug-2003
Press Release

Scientists Decipher Genome of Model Plant Pathogen

GSAC 15 Features Leading Scientists, Hot Topics in Genomics

23-Jun-2003
Press Release

Affymetrix, TIGR and NIAID Join Forces to Fight SARS Virus

A new GeneChip® array from Affymetrix, Inc., that aims to catalyze research into the SARS virus is being made available to the research community through an innovative collaboration involving partners in the government, not-for-profit and business sectors. The arrays will be distributed at no cost to qualifying researchers through the Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center (PFGRC), which TIGR operates under contract with the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

23-Jun-2003
Press Release

MdBioLab Forms Coalition With Other Mobile Bioscience Labs

TIGR-Supported MdBioLab On Display at BIO Convention

05-Jun-2003
Press Release

Twice as Many Predicted Genes in "Finished" Rice Chromosome

The smallest rice chromosome has nearly twice as many predicted genes as the draft DNA sequence had indicated, according to a new study by researchers at TIGR and collaborators. The "finished" sequence and analysis of rice Chromosome 10 confirms that the rice genome is closely similar to that of other grains particularly sorghum and maize. The study also offers a close look at the compacted short arm of the chromosome.

29-May-2003
Press Release

Genomic-Based Prospective Medicine Collaboration Announced by Duke University Medical Center and The Center for the Advancement of Genomics

Groups will work together to create the first genomic-based, prospective medicine practice utilizing correlations between comprehensive genomic and medical data relevant to prediction, early detection and prevention of disease

12-May-2003
Press Release

TIGR International Travel Fellowships

The Institute for Genomic Research is pleased to announce its new International Travel Fellowship. The Fellowship is designed to provide established researchers from developing countries with an interest in computational genomics the unique opportunity to interact with TIGR's faculty as well as participate in one of our scientific conferences. The objective of this program is to foster collaborative relationships between these organizations, TIGR, and other members of the genomic research community.

30-Apr-2003
Press Release

Anthrax: "A Soil Bug Gone Bad"

Scientists Decipher, Analyze Genome of Bacillus anthracis

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Synthetic Cell-Powered Lotion to Manage Type 1 Diabetes

Early last year we first talked about how researchers Yo Suzuki, PhD, and John Glass, PhD at JCVI set out to eliminate the need for type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients to receive insulin injections to manage blood glucose levels through a novel approach: developing a bacterial replacement for beta...

COVID-19 Further Complicating Flu Season

While the world is rightly focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to know that influenza is always a significant public health burden, and the combination of the pandemic and flu season could converge to become a perfect storm of infectious diseases. Influenza causes 3 to...

Sara Josephine Baker

At the beginning of the 20th century, many people remained skeptical of both germ theory and preventative medicine, but pioneering physician Dr. Sara Josephine Baker fought to revolutionize public health and is credited with saving tens of thousands of lives. After studying chemistry and...

JCVI Researchers Help Advance Our Understanding of Ocean Microbes, Developing New Tools and Protocols Through Large-Scale Study

The oceans cover over two-thirds of the Earth’s surface and contain an abundance of life including diverse populations of marine microbes.  Studying the  genetics, biochemistry and metabolism of these microbes has been one of JCVI’s long standing research initiatives and is...

Online Education Resources to Help With Your New “Normal”

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to our daily lives and routines, including for many of you the role of an at-home educator for your children due to open-ended school closures.  While we also miss directly connecting with students from our community, JCVI remains committed...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Putting Comprehensive Genomic Data in the Hands of Frontline Researchers Worldwide is Paramount

According to the CDC, SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, has now been detected in more than 150 countries/locations internationally. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and in the United States it has been declared it a national emergency. As...

Characterization of Bacteria from the International Space Station Drinking Water

From a microbiology perspective, the International Space Station (ISS) is interesting considering its microgravity, increased radiation, low humidity and elevated carbon dioxide levels. Because of its isolation, and unique environment, it is vital to study the microorganisms that thrive there...

Venter Institute Researchers Tackle the Growing Concern of Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Infections with Genomic, Phage Approaches

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year in the United States two million people acquire antibiotic resistant bacterial infections that lead to 23,000 deaths. Antibiotic resistance affects people of all ages and seriously impacts the healthcare, veterinary,...

2019 Summer Internship Program

The 2019 Summer Internship Program which wrapped up in August was another rousing success at the J. Craig Venter Institute.  Faculty and staff in both the Rockville (MD) and La Jolla (CA) campuses mentored and trained  25 students (high school, undergraduate, and graduate students)...

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17-Jan-2024
Grow by Ginkgo

Getting Under the Skin

Amid an insulin crisis, one project aims to engineer microscopic insulin pumps out of a skin bacterium.

24-Oct-2023
Noema

Planet Microbe

There are more organisms in the sea, a vital producer of oxygen on Earth, than planets and stars in the universe.

29-Aug-2023
Vanity Fair

The Next Climate Change Calamity?: We’re Ruining the Microbiome, According to Human-Genome-Pioneer Craig Venter

In a new book (coauthored with Venter), a Vanity Fair contributor presents the oceanic evidence that human activity is altering the fabric of life on a microscopic scale.

21-Aug-2023
GEN

Lessons from the Minimal Cell

“Despite reducing the sequence space of possible trajectories, we conclude that streamlining does not constrain fitness evolution and diversification of populations over time. Genome minimization may even create opportunities for evolutionary exploitation of essential genes, which are commonly observed to evolve more slowly.”

09-Aug-2023
Quanta Magazine

Even Synthetic Life Forms With a Tiny Genome Can Evolve

By watching “minimal” cells regain the fitness they lost, researchers are testing whether a genome can be too simple to evolve.

15-May-2023
Science

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

10-May-2023
New York Times

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.

10-May-2023
Nature

First human ‘pangenome’ aims to catalogue genetic diversity

Researchers release draft results from an ongoing effort to capture the entirety of human genetic variation.

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