Scott Edmunds - January 7, 2021
Ducks, Emu’s, Platypus and Echidna’s, oh my! New work on the duck and other egg-laying animal genomes helps crack sex chromosomes evolution and diversity in a number of bird and monotreme species.
Scott Edmunds - September 18, 2019
The Penguin Genome Consortium sequences all 20 living penguin species genomes to understand the evolution of life on the ice, the results of this just out.
Hans Zauner - September 4, 2019
An Australian team at Monash University discovered unusual, so-called neo-sex chromosomes in the genome of the Eastern Yellow Robin.
Scott Edmunds - November 30, 2018
While they say one swallow doesn’t make a spring, one swallow genome makes a welcome contribution to the avian genome club. Taking advantage of the latest genomic and optical mapping technologies, a team of Scientists from the University of Milan, California State Polytechnic University and the University of Pavia, have carried out the high quality […]
Scott Edmunds - January 28, 2016
Update on the latest papers in our new Optical Mapping series, and discussion on the increasing move towards “finishing” genomes.
Scott Edmunds - June 4, 2015
Announcing this week the B10K project, Guojie Zhang explains how they plan to sequence all the 10,000 bird genomes.
Nicole Nogoy - February 10, 2015
Our New Zealand based Editor Nicole Nogoy was asked by Creative Commons Aotearoa to write a guest blog on open licensing from a Kiwi perspective
Scott Edmunds - December 12, 2014
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. —Attributed to Charles Darwin In 1839 Charles Darwin published his famous account of the 5-year second voyage of the HMS Beagle, describing the flora and fauna he encountered surveying South America and circumnavigating the […]