Rapid DNA Sequencing Tech Breaks the Speed Record

In just 7 hours, 18 minutes, US researchers went from collecting a blood sample to offering a disease diagnosis. This is the result of ultra-rapid DNA sequencing technology paired with massive cloud storage and computing.

Scientists Fully Sequenced the Human X Chromosome

The sequencing of the human genome was one of the greatest scientific feats of the past century. Now for the first time scientists fully sequenced the human X chromosome.

GMOs: New Research Shows Unexpected Changes in Plant DNA

The study showed that scientists can determine to what extent surrounding areas of the host DNA have been affected by gene splicing.

Genomics is disrupting the healthcare sector

Affordable, rapid DNA sequencing is causing a revolution in medicine and healthcare globally, and it's happening now.

A Massive Effort to Sequence Genomes of 1.5 Million Species

In the largest genomic sequencing effort of all time, international researchers will collect and sequence the DNA of Earth’s 1.5 million known eukaryotes, the domain of organisms that includes animals, plants, and fungi.

Dubai Plans to DNA Test All 3 Million of Its Residents

In a massively ambitious project aimed at improving the health of its 3 million residents, the city of Dubai plans to sequence the DNA of its entire population.

New software can verify someone's identity by their DNA in minutes

The technology could have multiple applications, from identifying victims in a mass disaster to analyzing crime scenes.

Unknown virus discovered in 'throwaway' DNA

A chance discovery has opened up a new method of finding unknown viruses.

Scientists Can Now Sequence DNA With a Smartphone

It was not so long ago that sequencing even tiny snippets of DNA was a costly, cumbersome process that required access to a state-the-art lab. Today, we are inching close to putting a DNA sequencer in every pocket.

New antibiotic mined from human gut reverses drug resistance in superbugs

Using DNA sequences, scientists decode new antibiotics used in gut warfare.

A New Tool on the ISS Could Help Us Find Alien Life

The ISS is getting an incredible new tool: a handheld DNA sequencer. The questions scientists hope it will answer include whether life exists beyond our planet and just what is that weird fungus growing on the wall of the space station?