J. Craig Venter Institute model organism-minimal cell platform provides robust tools for exploring first principles of life, design tools for genome
Omicron and Beta variants evade antibodies elicited by vaccines and previous infections, but boosters help
Pregnancy also contributes to a reduced COVID-19 antibody response
Climate change and iron availability may drastically alter algae blooms in the Southern Ocean, trapping vast nutrients
Shifts in diatom population may have profound effects on global nutrient distribution and carbon cycling
Database curates info on inner workings of saliva, an attractive tool for noninvasive diagnostics and precision medicine
Discovery may help shape understanding of primitive cell division
NIH-funded findings point to a role for saliva in SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
Scientists map how iron, a critical mineral for survival, is processed by algae, a cornerstone of the ocean food web
Nearly forty proteins identified in the intracellular process, helping to build a conceptual overview of how iron is allocated within diatom cells
J. Craig Venter Institute Scientists to Investigate Role of Opioid Abuse in HIV and HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders Pathogenesis through $4.7M NIDA Grant
Study aims to identify candidate molecules to regulate HIV infection in the central nervous system in patients abusing opioids
Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton announced completion of what was arguably one of the greatest advances of the modern era: the first draft sequence of the human genome.
The human genome is 99% decoded, the American geneticist Craig Venter announced two decades ago. What has the deciphering brought us since then?
As the science advances, policy-makers and regulators need to develop responses that reflect the latest developments and the diversity of approaches and applications.
The biggest synthetic genome so far has been made, with a smaller set of amino-acid-encoding codons than usual — raising the prospect of encoding proteins that contain unnatural amino-acid residues.
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