Scientists from J. Craig Venter Institute and Scripps Institution of Oceanography Publish Study Describing Function and Mechanisms of Diatom Centromeres
Research provides basic but essential information about how diatom chromosomes are replicated and maintained
Digital-to-Biological Converter for On-Demand Production of Biologics Developed by Synthetic Genomics, Inc.
The first fully automated machine to convert digital code into functional biologics without human intervention creates entirely new avenues for precision medicine
Intestinal Fungi Worsen Alcoholic Liver Disease
Reducing intestinal fungi slowed disease progression in mice
JCVI President, Karen Nelson Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Stool Microbes Predict Advanced Liver Disease
Proof-of-concept study suggests a noninvasive test for specific microbial population patterns could be used to detect advanced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates Elected
Dr. Karen Nelson, President, J. Craig Venter Institute, among the 84 newly elected members.
Battling Infectious Diseases with 3-D Structures
Team of scientists created 1,000 3-D protein structures to be used for drug and vaccine research
The Human Vaccines Project, Vanderbilt And Illumina Join Forces To Decode The Human Immunome
This multi-institutional effort is also supported by the Human Vaccines Project Bioinformatics and Data Management Core, located at the J. Craig Venter Institute and the San Diego Super Computer Center at the University of California, San Diego. The Core will analyze the enormous data sets generated by the effort.
Genome sequence of a polar alga explains adaptation to extreme climates
An international team of researchers has identified the genetic mutations which allowed microalgae (phytoplankton) from the Southern Ocean to adapt to extreme and highly variable climates – a step towards understanding how polar organisms are impacted by climate change.
Teaching Computers to Recognize Sick Guts: Machine-Learning and the Microbiome
A new proof-of-concept study by researchers from the University of California San Diego succeeded in training computers to “learn” what a healthy versus an unhealthy gut microbiome looks like based on its genetic makeup.
Scientists rush to determine if mutant strain of coronavirus will deepen pandemic
U.S. researchers have been slow to perform the genetic sequencing that will help clarify the situation
After saving countless lives, Nobel laureate Hamilton Smith retires as his own health falters
He has been a fixture in San Diego science for decades
The 'Wondrous Map': Charting of the Human Genome, 20 Years Later
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.
Craig Venter: 20 years of decoding 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?
Scientists in La Jolla Make Progress Understanding New Coronavirus Strain
Gene Drives: New and Improved
As the science advances, policy-makers and regulators need to develop responses that reflect the latest developments and the diversity of approaches and applications.
Pink shoes and a lab jacket: Finding your way as a female scientist
Women in science tell high school girls they, too, can change the world
PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Jazz piano in La Jolla scientist Clyde Hutchison’s DNA
How AI can help us decode immunity
Artificial intelligence and machine learning will be the keys to unraveling how the human immune system prevents and controls disease
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