New Method Can Detect Cancerous Mutations in Individual Cells

Monovar is a novel technique that uses only individual cancer cells in detection, and has possible applications beyond cancer detection.

April 25, 2016

Genetic Sequencing Is Now Available for Just $280

Full Genomes Corporation is a company that makes next-generation sequencing available to the direct-to-consumer market. Genetic sequencing can now be done for less than $1000.

January 5, 2016

Scientists Make Flatworms Grow Heads and Brains of Other Species

Biologists were able to induce one species of flatworm to grow head and brain characteristics of other flatworm species. This study has significant implications in human regenerative medicine, as it showcases the possibility of regrowing lost body parts or treating birth defects without genetic manipulation.

November 25, 2015

Geneticists have successfully performed genome sequencing in zero gravity

Two geneticists were able to successfully accomplish this feat using the MinION small transportable genetic sequencer, which will likely now be transported to the ISS for further testing.

October 15, 2015
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