Sergey Nuzhdin, professor of molecular biology at USC College, has been awarded a $563,000 stimulus grant to purchase an Illumina/Solexa Genome Sequencer. The money also will cover the salaries of technical and bioinformatics… more>
USC's 454 Life Sciences DNA sequencer is rather humble for a half-million dollar marvel on the frontier of science.
"It's the machine that goes ping — sounds really impressive but looks really plain," said John… more>
USC College biologists have developed a method for sequencing both chromosomes of an organism.
Their study appears in a recent issue of Genome Research.
The statistical method is significant because when researchers announce… more>
USC College computational biologist Peter Calabrese has developed a new model to simulate the evolution of so-called recombination hotspots in the genome.
Published this month in the online edition of the Proceedings of the… more>
How many genes influence a complex trait, like weight, height or body type? And why does the answer matter? Among other reasons, because the “Green Revolution” that multiplied crop yields has to be followed by a… more>
Biologists seeking elusive proof of natural selection at the single-gene level have a powerful new tool at their disposal. Chris Toomajian, postdoctoral researcher in molecular and computational biology in USC College, led… more>
Demystifying genomics opens field to under-represented minority students and undergrads By Eva Emerson February 2005 Genomic science is still new enough that many people don’t have a clear idea of what the… more>