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Genetics company Illumina has unveiled the HiSeq X, a new supercomputer that the company claims will cut the cost of genome sequencing to just US$1000.
In a much-publicized interview, a Harvard geneticist says he can imagine cloning Neanderthals using genome sequencing. But the interview itself apparently got cloned all wrong.
What makes us human? This big question was partially determined on this day in history.
At CES, Life Technologies' Ion Torrent unveils a benchtop device that by year-end should decode a full human genome in one day for $1,000.
Three years after the human genome was sequenced at a price tag of $3 billion, Complete Genomics does it for just $4,400 in material cost.
A scientific group grappling for control of EpiFlu--a free, publicly available database of influenza gene sequencing--creates a new one with the same name.
Eric Schmidt and Craig Mundie will serve to advise the Obama administration on matters of science, technology, and innovation.
Vivek Kundra, President Obama's choice for federal chief information officer, wants to spur new industries and government solutions by engaging Americans online.
President-elect Barack Obama has named leaders in climate change, cancer research, and genetic research to head his science and technology team.
A gathering of the rich, famous and geeky hears ambitious wishes from Bill Clinton and biologist E.O. Wilson. Photos: Bill Clinton tops TED trio