Monthly Archives: November 2011

Genome Biology – highlights of the October issue

The October issue of Genome Biology is now available and, excitingly, it contains reports of three novel genome sequences. Much attention has already surrounded our article from van Bakel et al. reporting the genome of Cannabis sativa. As well as sequencing and assembling the genome, the group also sequenced the transcriptomes of the Purple Kush… Read more »


Familial searching- policies, challenges and constraints

DNA profiling can be used in crime investigations to identify a suspect using genetic matching of a forensic sample with the suspect’s DNA. Familial searching takes this one step further, and allows investigators to search an existing database of previous offenders for partial matches. Any individuals within the database who are related to the offender… Read more »