UCSC Genome research in the News

Fighting Ebola with a palm-sized DNA sequencer. Ed Yong. September 16, 2015. The Atlantic.

How the body’s trillions of clocks keep time. Veronique Greenwood. September 15, 2015. Quanta Magazine.

Cloned pugs are creepy, not cute. Robert Coolman. September 10, 2015. The Daily Beast.

Beacon project cracks the door for genomic data sharing. Aaron Krol. August 14, 2015. BioIT World. 

UC Santa Cruz researchers use big data to fight cancer. Ryan Masters. August 3, 2015. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

UC Santa Cruz awarded $2 million for human genome variation map. Santa Cruz Sentinel. July 22, 2015.

The human genome: collaboration is the new competition. July 20, 2015. David Haussler. TEDxSantaCruz.

Why you should share your genetic profile. July 16, 2015. David Haussler. San Francisco Chronicle.

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    Share it. July 20, 2015. GenomeWeb.

Rebooting the human genome. Antonio Regalado. June 3, 2015. MIT Technology Review.

UC Santa Cruz professor develops HIV vaccine. Kara Guzman. May 15, 2015. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Creating a genomic zoo. Marsha Lewis. April 22, 2015. Inside Science.

Your genes can now be sequenced using your USB port. Joao Medeiros. April 2, 2015. Wired UK.

Jamming jumping genes. Nicole Kresge. March 1, 2015. Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

UCSC Genomics Institute receives $1 million grant. Kara Guzman. January 13, 2015. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Nanopore sequencing is here to stay. Aaron Krol. December 22, 2014. BioIT World.

Community-wide effort aims to better represent variation in human reference genome. Uduak Grace Thomas. December 18, 2014. GenomeWeb.

Geneticists begin tests of an Internet for DNA. Antonio Regaled. December 17, 2014. MIT Technology Review.

Team led by UCSC researchers reconstruct genome of bird, crocodile ancestor. Nicholas Weiler. December 11, 2014. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Alluring yeast, gastropod genomics. Matt Davenport. November 10, 2014. Chemical & Engineering News.

Molecular Biologist Sofie Salama: The story of jumping genes (radio interview). November 9, 2014. Robert Pollie. 7th Avenue Project, KUSP Radio.

Broad Institute, UC Berkeley and UCSC receive NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot contract. October 31, 2014. News Medical.

Ebola precautions taken in Santa Cruz, but some say it's not enough. Jondi Gumz. October 14, 2014. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

UCSC genomics center awarded $11 million NIH grant. Kara Guzman. October 9, 2014. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

UCSC researchers create Ebola genome browser. Kara Guzman. October 3, 2014. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Sticky fingers ground jumping genes. David Shultz. October 1, 2014. Science.

UCSC study gives clues about genetic expression. Kara Guzman. September 19, 2104. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

After long delays, radical nanopore sequencer finally gets into researchers' hands. Antonio Regalado. September 17, 2014. MIT Technology Review.

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health. Interview with David Haussler. Roberto V. Zicari. September 4, 2014. ODBMS Industry Watch.

Ancient DNA could return passenger pigeons to the sky. David Biello. August 29, 2014. Scientific American.

Paperwork, not algorithms the biggest challenge for large bioinformatics projects, says David Haussler, UCSC.  Ayanna Monteverdi. August 28, 2014. Mendelspod.com. 

UCSC engineering lab awarded $2.28M grant. August 5, 2014. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

More comments on Santa Cruz County economic strategy. July 6, 2014. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Participatory biology. June 26, 2014. Forbes.

Passenger pigeon extinction not caused solely by humans, researchers say. Sarah C. P. Williams. June 17, 2014. AAAS. 

Reawakening extinct species. Gabriela Quirós. April 22, 2014. KQED QUEST.

Our first view into the "blackout zones" of the human genome. Karen Miga. March 6, 2014. Scientific American.

Global genomic data-sharing effort kicks off. Ewen Callaway. March 6, 2014. Nature.

The mammoth cometh. Nathaniel Rich. February 27, 2014. The New York Times.

Maverix Lands $100,000 order from University of Missouri for 99 lives cat whole genome sequencing initiative. January 29, 2014. PR Newswire.

California provides $40M for Stanford-led stem cell genomics center. January 29, 2014. GenomeWeb Daily News.

Getting to know the new reference genome assembly. (search for UC Santa Cruz) Aaron Krol. January 27, 2014. BioIT World. 

Hitachi supports UCSC cancer sequencing with storage system, funding. November 4, 2013. GenomeWeb.

From DNA to drug treatment. Amy Coombs. July 10, 2013. Good Times Weekly.

Frozen toe bone yields insight to horse evolution. David Perlman. June 27, 2013. San Francisco Chronicle.

Extinct species revival raises hopes, fear. Lisa Krieger. June 7, 2013. Stuff.

Accord aims to create global trove of genetic data. Gina Kolata. June 5, 2013. New York Times.

Medical research must not be cut. May 9, 2013. George Blumenthal. San Francisco Chronicle.

Study provides fresh take on polar bear history. March 15, 2013. Genome Web.

The Human Code. Ian Evans. November 15, 2012. City on a Hill Press.

Santa Cruz Chamber names Peter Prindle, Donna Murphy man, woman of the year (UCSC spinoff Five3Genomics gets Entrepreneur of the Year). Jondi Gumz. November 13, 2012. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

UCSC spinout Maverix Biomics launches cloud-based NGS analysis platform. Uduak Grace Thomas. November 9, 2012. Genome Web

What makes us human? October 10, 2012. PBS.

Telethon Friday to spotlight advances in research; UC Santa Cruz scientists part of 'Dream Team'. Jondi Gumz. September 6, 2012. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

New DNA encyclopedia shows complex inner workings. September 5, 2012. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Ground finch genome sequenced to honor Darwin, tell finches apart. Ian Chant. August 17, 2012. Geeko System.

David Haussler. August 8, 2018. UCSC Grad Div Videos.

NCI-Led team builds petabyte-scale cancer genome data repository. Matthew Dublin. July/August 2012. Genome Web. 

Why humans prevailed over neanderthalsNatalie Wolchover. June 5, 2012. Discovery News.

Mapping the crocodile genome is not for the faint of heart. Miles O'Brien and Marsha Walton. May 21, 2012. R&D Magazine.

'Caveman' genes lightly laced in modern humans, professor says
. Darryl Levings. May 3, 2012. The Kansas City Star.

Cancer genome data center raises hope for cures. Lisa M. Krieger. May 2, 2012. San Jose Mercury News.

Solving the genomic jigsaw puzzle. Kate Yandell. May 1, 2012. Scienceline.

De novo genome assembly: What every biologist should know. Monya Baker. March 27, 2012. Nature Methods.

DNA sequencing, without the fuss. Robert F. Service and Elizabeth Pennisi. March 25, 2012. Science.

Complete Denisovan genome offers glimpse of ancient variation. Katherine Rowland. February 8, 2012. Nature News.

David Haussler: The Cancer Genome Hub. Moira Gunn. January 10, 2012. Tech Nation.

Genome alignment gets competitive. Sarah C.P. Williams. January 6, 2012. BioTechniques.

Assemblathon I offers lessons in complex genome assembly. Kevin Davies. December 13, 2011. Bio-IT World.

DNA sequencing caught in deluge of data. Andrew Pollack. November 30, 2011. The New York Times.

Top 7 in Evolutionary Biology. (Assemblathon paper by Dent Earl, Haussler laboratory ranks 3rd). Jef Akst. November 29, 2011. The Scientist.

Large-scale cancer genomics data analysis--David Haussler. November 29, 2011. Genome TV via YouTube.

Anything but sluggish. Dan Woo. October 25, 2011. Good Times.

UC Santa Cruz forum touts personalized medicine for cancer care. Marissa Fessenden. October 21, 2011. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Vertebrate evolution occurred in genetically distinct epochs. August 19, 2011. Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

UCSC researchers contribute to detailed ovarian cancer analysis. June 29, 2011. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Assemblathon 2 challenges Informatics experts with vertebrate genome data, two sequencing platforms. June 7, 2011. GenomeWeb.

Too soon for disappointment. Meredith Salisbury. June 2011. GenomeWeb.

DNA sequences: Assembly required. May 16, 2011. National Human Genome Research Institute.

$3.8 billion investment in human genome project drove $796 billion in economic impact creating 310,000 jobs and launching the genomic revolution. May 11, 2011. Batelle

Zoo leads effort to map genes of 10,000 animals. Keith Darcé. May 9, 2011. San Diego Union Tribute.

The Neanderthal in all of us.... March 14, 2011. UC Science Today.

Study: How men lost penis spines. Charles Cooper. March 9, 2011. CBS News.

David Haussler. March 9, 2011. Nature Biotechnology.

State of minds: Air quality, stem cells, peace corps, neandertal genome--Winter 2011 UC Riverside. February 28, 2011. UCTV. [Neanderthal segment begins at 21:47 in the program].

Genome databases suffer from the human touch. Melissa Lee Phillips. February 16, 2011. Nature News.

Genome data to become more affordable. Kate Newton. February 10, 2011. The Dominion Post.

The genomic ark. Julie Manoharan. January 25, 2011. BioTechniques.

Scientists seek DNA from ancient Pacific bones. Claudette Werden. January 11, 2011. Australia News Network.

2010: A good year for Neanderthals (and DNA). December 28, 2010. NPR.

G10K allies with BGI to decode 101 species within 2 years. November 30, 2010. BGI Press Release.

Voices: What's next in science (David Haussler). Carl Zimmer. November 9, 2010. New York Times.

A Zoo Without Bars. August 26, 2010. Science Notes 2010. (Podcast)

Human genome at ten: science after the sequence. June 23, 2010. Nature News.

Simulated shades of Jurassic Park? Kevin Davies. June 8, 2010. Bio-ITWorld.com.

UC-Santa Cruz scientist coordinated project that reveals Neanderthal-human liaisons. Lisa Krieger. May 6, 2010. San Jose Mercury News.

Electronic DNA sensing and ion torrent systems. Kevin Davies. February 11, 2010. Bio-IT World.

Beyond Darwin's wildest dreams. Matthew Dublin. February 2010. genomeweb.

Duct tape for broken chromosomes. Gary J. Gorbsky. January 21, 2010. Cell.

UCSC researchers trace the roots of a type of muscular dystrophy. Jane Palmer. January 31, 2010. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Futures in Biotech 53: Project Genome 10K--Mapping life's greatest journey. Marc Pelletier audio interviewing David Haussler. January 26, 2010. twit.tv.

Effects of genetic defect in myotonic muscular dystrophy revealed. ANI. January 25, 2010. Thaindian News.

Making sense of the Neandertal genome. Ciara Curtin. December 2009/January 2010. genomeweb.

Building the genome zoo. Robert Pollie Podcast interviewing David Haussler. November 22, 2009. KUSP (NPR).

10K Genomes project to create vertebrate genome zoo. interview with Eric Green & Adam Felsenfeld. November 18, 2009. NHGRI.

UCSC extends sequencing services to external labs, looks to improve protocols, lower costs. Bernadette Toner. October 27, 2009. genomeweb.

Ten young geniuses shaking up science today: The tooth sleuth. Melinda Wenner. October 19, 2009. Popular Science.

Research group wins $1.1M award to study DNA sequencing. Liz Kersjes. October 16, 2009. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

NHGRI awards $13M in GO stimulus grants in FY '09 for sequencing tech, data analysis tools. October 6, 2009. GenomeWeb.

Food for thought? Michael M. Torrice. 2009.  Science Notes.

CCDS Project passes 17k human and mouse genes in bid to eliminate annotation discrepancies. Vivien Marx. June 19, 2009.

What makes us human? Katherine Pollard. May 2009. Scientific American.

UC Santa Cruz team creates tool to view cancer research data. April 10, 2009. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Key gene that protects against leukemia identified by scientists. April 9, 2009. ZAMP Bionews.

Scholars explore governance of indigenous genomics. Judy Nichols. November 10, 2008. Arizona State University News.

New mode of gene regulation discovered in mammals. July 13, 2008. ScienceDaily.

UCSC professor creates HIV database to share valuable information. Tom Miller. May 30, 2008. Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Micromanagers: New classes of RNAs emerge as key players in the brain. Tina Hesman Saey. March 1, 2008. Science News.

What genes did we lose to become human? Michael White. January 6, 2008. Adaptive Complexity. scientificblogging.com.

Losses of long-established genes contribute to human evolution. December 15, 2007. Science Daily.

The big idea: redefining genes. December 2007. Philip Ball. Seed Magazine, page 28.

Ancient retroviruses spurred evolution of gene regulatory networks in humans and other primates. November 15, 2007. Science Daily.

Diet DNA. (video) Joyce Gramza. November 8, 2007. ScienCentral News.

Life as we know it. Editorial. September 6, 2007. Nature.

The reverse evolution machine. Josh Rosen. September 4, 2007. KQED QUEST Television.

Jumping genes hop into the evolutionary limelight. Elizabeth Pennisi. August 17, 2007. Science.

Junk DNA plays a role in determining when genes turn on and off. April 24, 2007. News-Medical.net

RNA at Santa Cruz. Mirella Bucci. January 2007, vol. 3, no.1. Nature Chemical Biology.

Comparing chimp, human DNA. Andy Fell. October 12, 2006. UC Davis News & Information.

Speed-reading the genome. Katherine Bourzac. October 11, 2006. Technology Review.

DNA snippet sets human and chimp brains apart. Radio interview, Joe Palca. August 16, 2006. All Things Considered, National Public Radio.

Mobile DNA part of evolution's toolbox. May 4, 2006. HHMI News.

Bringing back the brontosaurus. Steve Olson. April 2006. Wired News.

Genome sequencing aids investigation of an ancient and mysterious life-form. November 17, 2005. Physorg.com

Team led by UCSC’s Haussler to reconstruct whole genome of distant mammalian ancestor. Bernadette Toner. October 31, 2005. GenomeWeb Daily News.

The history of chromosomes may shape the future of disease. Carl Zimmer. August 30, 2005. New York Times.

Genomics study highlights the importance of "junk DNA" in higher eukaryotes. July 15, 2005. Innovations Report.

Zurück aus der Steinzeit. (in German, David Haussler interviewed about comparative genomics) Von Ulrich Bahnsen. July 7, 2005. Die Zeit.

Simulated Shades of Jurassic Park? Kevin Davies. January 15, 2005. Bio-ITWorld.com.

An unusual RNA structure in the SARS virus offers a promising target for antiviral drugs. Tim Stephens. January 3, 2005. UCSC Currents Online.

Collecting genetic sequences for animals. Radio interview, Joe Palca. December 26, 2004. All Things Considered on National Public Radio.

Breakthrough of the year: the runners up. Breakthrough #5, "hidden DNA treasures," cites Bejerano's "Ultraconserved elements in the human genome" paper (Science. 28 May 2004; 304(5675):1321-1325). December 17, 2004. Science Magazine.

When bats and humans were one and the same. Carl Zimmer. December 7, 2004. New York Times.

In on the ground level: talented student helps paint the big picture in comparative genomics. Karen F. Schmidt. Fall 2004. HHMI Bulletin.

'Junk' throws up precious secret. Julianna Kettlewell. BBC News World Edition. May 12, 2004.

Analysis of rat genome holds clues to mammalian evolution. Branwyn Wagman. April 19, 2004. UCSC Currents Online.

Gene counters struggle to get the right answer. Science. August 22, 2003.

Pioneering study compares 13 vertebrate genomes: multi-species approach provides unprecedented glimpse into function and evolution of the human genome. NIH news release. August 14, 2003. NHGRI. 

Postcard from the party: celebrations for DNA and its sequence in humans. Brendan Maher. April 17, 2003. The Scientist.

Of mice and men: striking similarities at the DNA level could aid research. December 5, 2002. San Francisco Chronicle

To capture better human genomic data, UCSC team builds a mouse trap. Ken Howard. March 21, 2002. GenomeWeb Daily News.

Assembling puzzles from preassembled blocks. Genome Research. September, 2001.

UCSC to host public forum on human genome research. June 25, 2001. UCSC Currents Online.

Some assembly required. (cover feature) June 2001. Software Development.

Science Magazine. (issue containing the draft sequence of the human genome) February 16, 2001.

No easy link between genes, behavior; DNA studies dash quest for easy answers; genome's link to behavior hard to prove. February 13, 2001. San Francisco Chronicle.

Genome analysis shows humans survive on low number of genes. February 11, 2001. New York Times.


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