What Have Bacterial Genomes Got to Do with Us?

In 2003 when the world celebrated the completion of human genome mapping, Craig Venter, an American geneticist who was instrumental to the project’s success, had already moved onto his new target: Marine bacterial genomes....

Ask an Expert: Dr. Ken Kurokawa (National Institute of Genetics)

Team Japan Looks to Connect All the Climate Dots in the Arctic

For many Japanese scientists, the “end of the earth” is becoming a familiar research home ground. Recognizing the urgent need to tackle climate change, Japan named its first-ever Arctic ambassador in 2013...

Ask an Expert: Hiroyuki Enomoto (The National Institute of Polar Research – NIPR)

What Is the Arctic? It’s Complicated.

How do you define the Arctic? The answer to the question depends on whom you ask. Russia might describe it as the country’s new frontier for oil and gas. Norwegians would see it as a destination for tourists wanting to marvel at the aurora-lit skies...

Ask an Expert: Prof. Shinichiro Tabata (Hokkaido University)

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