Genomics

Genomics is the study of the full genetic complement of an organism (the genome). It employs recombinant DNA, DNA sequencing methods, and bioinformatics to sequence, assemble, and analyse the structure and function of genomes.

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  • Research Highlights |

    A paper in Cell reports a chromosome-level genome assembly and methylome for the conifer Pinus tabuliformis. At 25.4 Gb, it the largest gymnosperm genome available to date and provides insight into conifer adaptation.

    • Dorothy Clyde
  • Editorial |

    The US National Cancer Act of 1971 has fostered tremendous progress in our understanding of the biology that underlies cancer. However, scientific and social challenges remain.

    Nature 601, 297
  • Editorial |

    We kick off 2022 by noting that the 200th anniversary of Gregor Mendel’s birth will be on 20 July 2022. We look forward to celebrating this milestone and reflecting on how far the genetics field has developed in 200 years. Here are some of the things that we are most excited about for 2022.