Cambridge-led SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance consortium receives £12.2 million

The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium has been backed by the Department for Health and Social Care Testing Innovation Fund to expand whole genome

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 16, 2020 ~4 min

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Gene loss gave songbirds the ‘pipes’ for singing

Researchers have mapped 363 genomes from 92.4% of all bird families on Earth. Their findings include insight into how songbirds got their voices.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Nov. 12, 2020 ~5 min

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Zoonomia Project captures mammalian genome diversity

A team of researchers analyzed and compared the genomes of more than 80 percent of all mammalian families, which captures mammalian diversity at an unprecedented scale.

Namrata Sengupta • harvard
Nov. 11, 2020 ~5 min

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There were 5 types of dogs 11,000 years ago

New research sheds light the bond between dogs and people. "We note a clear link between the movement of people and the introduction of a new type of dogs."

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
Oct. 30, 2020 ~5 min

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Dogs are humans' oldest companions, DNA shows

A study of dog DNA patterns shows that our "best friend" among animals is also our oldest one.

bbcnews
Oct. 29, 2020 ~4 min

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Drug-resistant hospital bacteria persist even after deep cleaning, genomic study reveals

Scientists have used genome sequencing to reveal the extent to which a drug-resistant gastrointestinal bacterium can spread within a hospital, highlighting the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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Nobel prize: two women share chemistry prize for the first time for work on 'genetic scissors'

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna share the Nobel prize for chemistry for their CRISPR/Cas9 tool to rewrite the blueprint of life.

Kalpana Surendranath, Senior Lecturer in Molecular biology and Microbiology, Leader of Genome Engineering Lab, University of Westminster • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

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Nobel Prize for CRISPR honors two great scientists – and leaves out many others

Most scientific discoveries these days aren't easily ascribed to a single researcher. CRISPR is no different – and ongoing patent fights underscore how messy research can be.

Marc Zimmer, Professor of Chemistry, Connecticut College • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~9 min

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Nobel Prize: two women scientists share chemistry prize for the first time for work on 'genetic scissors'

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna share the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their CRISPR/Cas9 tool to rewrite the blueprint of life.

Kalpana Surendranath, Senior Lecturer in Molecular biology and Microbiology, Leader of Genome Engineering Lab, University of Westminster • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

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Genomes debunk the idea of blonde, Nordic Vikings

Researchers sequenced the genome of 442 Viking Age bone fragments from all over Europe. The Vikings may not have been quite as Nordic as we thought.

Mathias Traczyk-Copenhagen • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~6 min

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