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29-Apr-2003
Press Release

Genomic Sequencing and Analysis Conference

Genomic medicine, systems biology and "New Frontiers in Sequencing Technology" are among the hot topics to be discussed at TIGR's 15th International Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference (GSAC XV), which will gather a wide range of researchers from academia, the government and the private sector to Savannah, GA, on September 21-24, 2003.

24-Apr-2003
Press Release

Strausberg, Leading Genomic Scientist, to Become TIGR's V.P. for Research

Genomics innovator Robert L. Strausberg, who directs the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cancer Genomics Office, has been named as TIGR's Vice President for Research. Strausberg has played an important role in the development of innovative tools and technologies for genome research, both at the NCI - where he helped devise new ways to collect and apply genomic information that is important to cancer research - and previously at the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Human Genome Research, where he headed the Sequencing Technology Branch from 1994-96.

24-Apr-2003
Press Release

Energy Department Awards $9 Million for Energy Related Genomic Research

Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives to Explore and Develop Clean Energy and Environmental Alternatives

22-Apr-2003
Press Release

Study Sheds Light on Chlamydial Pathogens

Small Genome Variations Account For Wide Range of Diseases, Victims

14-Apr-2003
Press Release

"Q Fever" Pathogen's Genome Is Deciphered

Small Genome Variations Account For Wide Range of Diseases, Victims

09-Apr-2003
Press Release

TIGR Leads New Project to Sequence Tetrahymena Genome

Small Genome Variations Account For Wide Range of Diseases, Victims

27-Mar-2003
Press Release

Genome Analysis Sheds Light on Mobile DNA's Role in Pathogen's Resistance to Vancomycin

TIGR's sequencing and analysis of the genome of a vancomycin-resistant strain of Enterococcus faecalis has found that nearly a third of the genome consists of "mobile elements" -- segments of DNA that can jump between organisms or their chromosones -- that appear to play an important role in helping the bacterium quickly acquire resistance to drugs.

23-Jan-2003
Press Release

New Mobile Lab To Bolster Bioscience Education

The nation's newest and largest mobile laboratory, the MdBioLab, will be launched in early February to help Maryland high schools enhance their bioscience education programs. TIGR has partnered with MdBio, Inc., and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute to create this innovative non-profit project.

15-Jan-2003
Press Release

TIGR Offers Genomics Course

18-Dec-2002
Press Release

Rice Genome Sequence Announced By International Public Consortium

An international sequencing consortium that includes TIGR announced today that scientists have completed the assembly of an advanced, high-quality draft genome sequence of rice and made that data freely available. The sequence is an important new tool for agricultural and nutritional research involving one of the world's most important crops.

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Puerto Vallarta: Investigating the Influence of Coastal Development

Sampling today starts before sunrise when we arrive at Puerto Vallarta. In conjunction with our Mexican collaborators, we are investigating the influence of coastal development, particularly intensive tourism, on marine microbiota, so we take a sample of surface water in Banderas Bay and leave...

Strong Winds

Winds have picked up considerably in the last 36 hours, and tonight they are blowing in the 25 to 30 knot range, below gale force but still too strong to safely deploy our instrumentation. We sail past the plankton bloom near Cedros Island without stopping, but you can see the sparkle of the...

Blooms and Clear Skies

We left under clear skies and light winds, and within hours of heading out, we were sampling the waters off of the Coronado Islands near the US/Mexican border and plotting our sampling schedule for the next few days. The team passed around the latest satellite data from SeaWiFS, NASA’s global...

J. Robert Beyster and Life Technologies 2009-2010 Research Voyage Launch

After two years of intensive sampling in the waters off California and the west coast of the United States, the Sorcerer II Expedition embarked once again on March 21, 2009. Our destination: the Baltic, Black and Mediterranean Seas. Funded by generous donations from the Beyster Family...

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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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