Metagenomics is so easy to understand, right? Scientists just go out and get DNA sequences from…stuff…in the environment. And then they answer lots of questions,…View More So you think you know Marine Metagenomics?
My fellow Deeplings have been barraging the blog with “Best of” and “Top 10” lists in recent memory. Now its my turn to chime in.…View More Top 5 scariest species…from, er, DNA?
The real title of the paper is “Multiple self-splicing introns in the 16S rRNA genes of giant sulfur bacteria”. But who’s going to fall out of…View More In the oceans, aliens lie hidden and waiting
James Cameron’s descent to the Challenger Deep – we have adventure, intrigue, and a great story for the media. But we also have an amazing…View More Challenger Deep: What we can learn from a single, half core of mud
There’s a new paper today describing the use of very short sequences (100 base pairs long) and sophisticated computational algorithms to map out an entire…View More Hot dayum, Craig Venter
This past week I was visiting the University of Delaware to attend the 3rd Skate Genome Annotation workshop, sponsored by the IDeA Network for Biomedical…View More Assembling the Little Skate Genome
I recently reported on the awesomeness of high-throughput sequencing technologies, and commented on their huge potential for transforming the way biologists do business. (Seriously, people,…View More Predicting Microbial Communities in the Deep-sea
If you’ve ever talked to me in person for more than 5 minutes, I’ve probably mentioned the !#$%*ING AWESOMENESS of high-throughput sequencing. Frankly, I’m a…View More Metagenomics: Transforming our understanding of oceans
So you wanna be a marine biologist in the 21st century? Better crack open that MacBook and start writing perl scripts. As part of our…View More A 21st century view of Marine Biology
Everyone knows what DNA is–the genetic code, the building block of life, what catches the criminals in CSI. But do you know how scientists harness…View More The Ghetto Guide to Genetics