U.S.-Russian Collaboration Develops New Method for Sequencing Dark Matter of Life from a Single Cell

An international team of researchers led by computer scientist Pavel Pevzner, from the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new algorithm to sequence organisms’ genomes from a single cell faster and more accurately. The new algorithm, called SPAdes, can be used to sequence bacteria that can’t be submitted to standard cloning techniques—what researchers refer to as the dark matter of life, from pathogens found in hospitals, to bacteria living deep in ocean or in the human gut.

August 09, 2012General, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

Summer Research Conference Showcases San Diego’s Young Scholars Aug. 16

Undergraduate students from San Diego County’s major universities will present their research at the 2012 Summer Research Conference at the University of California, San Diego Thursday, Aug. 16.

August 09, 2012Events, General, Undergraduate Research, Research, Events

UC San Diego Library to Host Steampunk Tea Aug. 25

Victorian time-travellers are invited to join fellow futurists, explorers, and adventurers at a steampunk-themed tea on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m., in Geisel Library—known as the “mother ship”—on the UC San Diego campus.

August 09, 2012Events, General, Library, Events

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