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  • Study offers guidance on state-of-the-art long-read RNA sequencing techniques

    Study offers guidance on state-of-the-art long-read RNA sequencing techniques

    The techniques used for genetic sequencing of DNA and RNA have been rapidly improving over the past decade, but different methods have costs and benefits, and the scientific community has yet to determine which techniques will yield the best results for a given research question.

  • Seed grant funds eDNA research that could mitigate climate change

    Seed grant funds eDNA research that could mitigate climate change

    Affiliate Ed Green has received an Innovation Catalyst Grant for his work on a simple and cost-effective way to gather environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding. Metabarcoding is a way of analyzing species abundance in an ecosystem by surveying DNA sequences in environmental samples like soil or water.

  • New study discovers tiny target on RNA to short-circuit inflammation

    New study discovers tiny target on RNA to short-circuit inflammation

    UC Santa Cruz researchers have discovered a peptide in human RNA that regulates inflammation and may provide a new path for treating diseases such as arthritis and lupus. The team used a screening process based on the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to shed light on one of the biggest mysteries about our RNA–the molecule responsible…

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