Gorilla by Tim Cummins

Long-read sequence assembly of the gorilla genome

Improving on the gorilla genome Access to complete, high-quality genomes of nonhuman primates will also help us understand human biology. Gordon et al. used long-read sequencing technology to improve genome data on our close relative the gorilla. Sequencing from a single individual decreased assembly fragmentation …

The UCSC Genome Browser database: 2016 update.

Abstract For the past 15 years, the UCSC Genome Browser (http://genome.ucsc.edu/) has served the international research community by offering an integrated platform for viewing and analyzing information from a large database of genome assemblies and their associated annotations. The UCSC Genome Browser has been under …

Bonobo looking ponderously.

The UCSC Genome Browser database: 2016 update.

For the past 15 years, the UCSC Genome Browser has served the international research community by offering an integrated platform for viewing and analyzing information from a large database of genome assemblies and their associated annotations. The UCSC Genome Browser has been under continuous development …

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Genomics Institute director David Haussler awarded prestigious Dan David Prize

Haussler will share $1 million prize with two other leaders in bioinformatics By Tim Stephens David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering and director of the Genomics Institute at UC Santa Cruz, has been chosen to receive the Dan David Prize, a prestigious international award endowed …

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An evolutionary arms race between KRAB zinc-finger genes ZNF91/93 and SVA/L1 retrotransposons.

Throughout evolution primate genomes have been modified by waves of retrotransposon insertions. For each wave, the host eventually finds a way to repress retrotransposon transcription and prevent further insertions. In mouse embryonic stem cells, transcriptional silencing of retrotransposons requires KAP1 (also known as TRIM28) and …