Mapping DNA’s folds

For decades, scientists have probed how human DNA that would stretch more than 2 meters if unspooled from a cell… Read More

November 1, 2023

Soil sifters

Microbes are mighty. Diverse communities of these single-celled organisms can have far-reaching effects in larger systems including soil, the human… Read More

April 1, 2020

Assembling a flood

A cascade of genetic information is drowning science. Sequencing machines decode plant and animal DNA so quickly computers can’t analyze… Read More

November 10, 2015

Sifting genomes

Energy scientists hope new plant varieties will yield large amounts of biomaterial, which new types of microbes will quickly and… Read More

September 4, 2013