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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.

DNA Day on April 25 commemorates completion of Human Genome Project

Apr 15, 2014 UCSC will host an informative celebration of DNA Day, a national event on Friday, April 25.

Great classes, no quizzes: alumni go 'back to school' for Teach-Ins

Mar 31, 2014 Choose between forensic anthropology, evolution, and espionage at annual academic afternoon featuring Alison Galloway, Ed Green and Bruce Thompson.

Lemonade on Science Hill supports cancer research

Mar 26, 2014 The lemonade stand that will be set up in the engineering courtyard on Friday, April 18, is about far more than a glass of lemonade.

Genome scientist Melissa Cline honored for mentoring women in science

Mar 26, 2014 Melissa Cline, a project scientist for the Cancer Genomics Browser, will receive the 2014 Ellen Weaver Award for mentoring young women in science.

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