In a paper published online by Science this week, researchers describe GFAJ-1, a bacterial strain that they say can replace the phosphorus in its key biomolecules, including DNA, with the legendary poison arsenic
We call this project Phylo - A Human Computing Framework for Comparative Genomics, but don't let the fancy name scare you. Really, it's just an interactive game that lets you contribute to science. All you need is a keen eye and some spare time.
Ten years ago, two fingers were enough to count the number of sequenced human genomes. Until last year, the fingers on two hands were enough. Today, the rate of such sequencing is escalating so fast it is hard to keep track. Nature attempted nevertheless.
A series of five commissioned Reviews discuss the challenges of visualizing biological data and the visualization tools available to biologists working with genomes, alignments and phylogenies, macromolecular structures, images and systems biology data.
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