The team at the J Craig Venter Institute (…), used the quotation "To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life" as a watermark to distinguish the synthetic DNA from that occurring naturally in the bacterium into which it was transplanted.
But the eagle-eyed Joyce literary estate took exception to [...]
Today, I published all of my known genetic data as open source and released all my rights to the data. Roughly 1 million of my genetic markers are now in the public domain. I believe that I’m the first person in the world to commit my genetic data into a decentralized source control system. The [...]
In the age of 500,000 SNP studies of genetic variation across dozens of populations … there’s no real way that a conventional human is going to be able to discern patterns of correlated allele frequency variations … So you rely on techniques which extract the general patterns out of the data, and present them to [...]
The transition from a hunter–gatherer existence to a sedentary farming-based lifestyle has had key consequences for human groups around the world and has profoundly shaped human societies. Originating in the Near East around 11,000y ago, an agricultural lifestyle subsequently spread across Europe during the New Stone Age (Neolithic). (…) Here, we compare Neolithic haplogroups and [...]
Reversing a longstanding policy, the federal government said on Friday that human and other genes should not be eligible for patents because they are part of nature. The new position could have a huge impact on medicine and on the biotechnology industry.
A series of five commissioned Reviews discuss the challenges of visualizing biological data and the visualization tools available to biologists working with genomes, alignments and phylogenies, macromolecular structures, images and systems biology data.
An interesting paper on the origin of dogs in the forthcoming issue of Molecular Biology and Evolution – mtDNA Data Indicate a Single Origin for Dogs South of Yangtze River, Less Than 16,300 Years Ago, from Numerous Wolves:
There is no generally accepted picture of where, when, and how the domestic dog originated. Previous [...]