The Next Medical Revolution Could Come from Innovation in DNA Sequencing Technology

The genome is a set of nucleotide sequences that makes you who you are and different from everybody else. Determining what your sequence looks like used to require enormous time and money. But,...

Ask an Expert: Dr. Yutaka Suzuki (The University of Tokyo)

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)

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