Jaws’s genome could reveal secrets to wound treatment, cancer suppression

Great white sharks are one of the latest animals to have their genome sequenced, meaning scientists now have access to the entire DNA code that makes the sharks the way they are, from their jagged, razor-sharp teeth to their thrashing, powerful tails.

Over roughly 400 million years, sharks have evolved in unique ways from other […]

Scientists sequence the genome of Lil Bub, celebrity cat

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With a couple of extra toes, a case of dwarfism, no teeth and a tongue that perpetually hangs out of her mouth, Lil Bub is one of the Internet’s most beloved animals. She (and her owner) have spent years as advocates for animal shelters, inspiring tens […]

Genomics: What’s a SNP?

Genomics — it’s one of the most cutting-edge fields in science at the moment. In just the past few years, important species genomes have been unraveled, or sequenced. Wheat, reindeer and barley are just some of the most recent ones.

Beyond sequencing the genomes of new species, scientists also unravel the genomes of individual animals […]

AOAC meeting recap: metagenomics, Meiothermus and an award-winning poster

For over a century — a whopping 131 years, to be exact — the AOAC has held an annual meeting and exposition where scientists from around the world gather to hold roundtables, workshops and present their latest work to others in the community.

Neogen was proud to present several posters this year, including one from […]

Best in show: Sandy the dingo wins genome competition

Photo by Barry Eggleton

It’s best-in-show time at the World’s Most Interesting Genome Competition.

Yes, it’s real. A public competition was held to determine which animal on earth has the most interesting genome. The winner, selected by popular vote from more than 200 entries, is Sandy Maliki, a rare purebred desert dingo from Australia. […]

Genome sequencing links recalled flour to E. coli outbreak

E. coli bacteria

Several weeks after a massive flour recall due to E. coli contamination, health officials are reporting they have found the “smoking gun” in the investigation, matching E. coli O121 from a sample of flour recovered from a sick person’s home to the outbreak strain that has sickened at least 38 people […]