June 29, 2017

In remote Japanese mountain settings thrives a plant with a whole lot of DNA. With the largest known genome of any plant, each of the cells of Paris japonica contains 150 billion letters of instructions for building and maintaining this rare flower. But just how much i...

September 30, 2016

When it comes to sequencing DNA, how do we know the information we get out of our sequencing machines is accurate, and how can we ensure that our final genome assembly is as error-free as possible?

KAT, the K-mer Analysis Toolkit, developed at the Earlham Institute, rep...

August 26, 2016

It wasn’t long ago, in natural history terms, that cattle were wild and humans roamed the African savannahs. Yet, over the last ten thousand years or so, we have harnessed nature to improve our chances at survival. After a laboriously slow process of domestication, our...

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