First Assembly of Pure Great Ape Genomes

Researchers have assembled the genomes of an orang-utan and a chimpanzee without incorporating any human DNA for the first time, allowing for a more accurate evaluation of their genotypes.

Blood Test to Predict Pregnant Women’s Due Date

A new blood test for pregnant women detects with 75-80% accuracy whether their pregnancies will end in premature birth. The technique can also be used to estimate a fetus’ gestational age — or the mother’s due date — as reliably as and less expensively than ultrasound.

VirION: Towards Long-Read Viral Metagenomics

The study of viral ecology is taking major leaps forward with the use of long-read sequencing and viral metagenomics. On this webinar we discuss how MinION technology is bringing scientists closer to high-throughput single-virus genomics from environmental samples.

First Detailed Map of the Proteome

An international team of researchers have built the first detailed genetic map of human proteins to improve understanding of many different diseases and identify possible new drug targets.