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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.

Human genome was shaped by an evolutionary arms race with itself

Sep 28, 2014 A study of primate genomes reveals an ongoing battle to control "jumping genes," driving the evolution of greater genomic complexity

UC Santa Cruz among top five institutions seeing growth in NIH funding

Sep 23, 2014 UC Santa Cruz is in the top five of institutions that have seen significant increases in funding from the National Institutes of Health over the past decade.

Mixing it up on Science Hill

Sep 22, 2014 An innovative graduate program on Science Hill is breaking down barriers between the biomedical sciences, encouraging interdisciplinary research, and enabling students from different departments and divisions to work closely together.

Cancer study reveals powerful new system for classifying tumors

Aug 7, 2014 One in ten cancer patients would be classified differently using a new classification system based on molecular subtypes.

NIH awards $2 million to UCSC group for DNA sequencing research

Aug 6, 2014 Biomolecular engineer Mark Akeson leads efforts to develop nanopore technology for DNA sequencing.

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health unveils new genomics interface

Jul 31, 2014 The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health has released a new Application Programming Interface (API) for seamless sharing of genomic data.

Huffman Prize winner approaches bioengineering with an artist's eye

Jun 4, 2014 Payam Yousefi, who graduates in June with a B.S. in bioengineering and a minor in bioinformatics, is the 2014 Huffman Prize winner.

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