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genomics

Q+A
The role of genomic sequencing in combating COVID-19
Published April 2, 2020
Molecular biologists Peter Thielen and Thomas Mehoke are rapidly sequencing the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
Coronavirus
Sequencing genome of the virus behind COVID-19
Published March 30, 2020
Biologists from the Applied Physics Lab work to track the mutation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
Genomics
The code breakers
Published Spring 2020
From tomatoes to cancer cells, Michael Schatz and others at Johns Hopkins go deep inside genomes to unlock the secrets to life's variety / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Science+Technology
Look what's missing
Published Oct 10, 2019
The reference genome, used as a representative sample of the human genome, lacks genetic material found in individuals of African descent
Human genome
How genetic differences contribute to disease
Published Oct 11, 2017
In largest study of its kind, Johns Hopkins scientists help show link between genetic expression and molecular changes within body tissues
Commentary
Diagnostic breakthroughs meet FDA roadblocks
Published Oct 13, 2016
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Steven Salzberg says regulations block improvements to DNA sequencing for diagnosing illness / Bloomberg View
Bioethics
Berman Institute program wins $4M grant
Published May 23, 2016
Funding will support continued study of the complex implications of genomic research / Berman Institute of Bioethics
Does not compute
Drowning in data
Published July 15, 2013
Solving DNA puzzles is overwhelming computer systems, researchers warn
A lot of loblolly
Published Summer 2013
Researchers are working on the most complicated genome sequencing yet attempted: that of the loblolly pine tree / Johns Hopkins Magazine