A genomics institute in China plans to bring a brand new kind of pet into the world -- customizable mini-pigs.
University of Chicago researchers say they used one quarter of the Beagle's operating capacity in conjunction with commercially available software packages to analyze raw sequencing data.
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.
A Facebook game uses crowdsourcing to analyse genome data collected by scientists to save dying trees in the UK.
The system builds off the display ad partnership of Yahoo, AOL, and Microsoft, as well as Yahoo's $270 million acquisition of Interclick.
Genomics company 23andMe has patented a method for genetically designing a baby, from eye colour to disease risk — and fellow scientists are alarmed.
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.
The made-in-China, Japanese-inspired LED Genome watch costs less than 10 bucks and allegedly, "[i]ncreases your coolness factor by 5.7 Miles Davis magnititudes."
Researchers at mobile security firm Lookout say many security issues with Android and iPhone apps result from innocent coding mistakes in third-party software.
Teaming up with the University of Missouri, IBM is developing a cloud-computing environment where scientists can collaborate on and share information about their genome research.