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Community effort provides new 'gold standard' for genomic data analysis

May 18, 2015 UC Santa Cruz researchers contributed to a comprehensive assessment of methods for identifying mutations in cancer genomes.

Persistence yields progress in AIDS vaccine research at UC Santa Cruz

May 13, 2015 Veteran vaccine researcher Phil Berman has developed a new approach based on an old vaccine and recent advances in HIV immunology

UC Santa Cruz to host UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium

Mar 19, 2015 The Bioengineering Symposium will bring together faculty, researchers, and students from all ten UC campuses.

Nanopipette technique earns prize in NIH 'Follow that Cell' challenge

Mar 17, 2015 A proposal by UC Santa Cruz biomolecular engineer Nader Pourmand was one of five prize winners in an NIH challenge competition

Genomics Institute director David Haussler awarded prestigious Dan David Prize

Feb 10, 2015 Haussler will share a $1 million prize with two other leaders in bioinformatics.

UC Santa Cruz to lead effort to build a new map of human genetic variation

Jan 13, 2015 The Simons Foundation awarded UCSC up to $1 million to develop a comprehensive Human Genome Variation Map for scientific and medical research

Scientists reconstruct genome of common ancestor of crocodiles, birds, dinosaurs

Dec 11, 2014 A new study of crocodilian genomes led by scientists at UC Santa Cruz reveals an exceptionally slow rate of genome evolution.

UC Santa Cruz undergrads earn bronze medal in bioengineering competition

Dec 2, 2014 A team of UC Santa Cruz undergraduates worked to engineer a microbe to produce biofuel from processed plant material.

NCI Cloud Pilot program to boost cancer genomics data sharing, accessibility

Nov 3, 2014 UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley partner with Broad Institute to build a cloud computing environment for large-scale analysis of cancer genomics data

UC Santa Cruz offers 'Genome Browser in a Box' for local installations

Oct 29, 2014 New software enables scientists to quickly install the UCSC Genome Browser on their own computers to protect sensitive genomic data.

UC Santa Cruz leads $11 million Center for Big Data in Translational Genomics

Oct 9, 2014 National Institutes of Health awards UC Santa Cruz funding for new research center as part of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge initiative.

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