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The Ultimate Selfie— What healthy people can learn from getting their genome sequenced.

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Superbugs meet their match in rapid genome sequencing

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Soon, You Could Have Your Genome Sequenced in 60 Minutes for $100

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Spectacular Microscopic Art Is Also World-Changing Science

Confocal micrograph showing the expression of different fluorescent proteins in the stem of a thale cress seedling (Arabidopsis thaliana).

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Cordyceps militaris: There are many species of Cordyceps mushrooms distributed throughout the world. Two species, C. sinensis and C. militaris, have attracted considerable attention from the medical community in recent years due to their potent medicinal qualities. Both of these species are parasites on the larvae of caterpillars of moths.

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Wellcome Image Awards 2014 shortlist announcement

Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an Arabidopsis thaliana flower, also commonly known as thale cress. Some of the anthers are open, revealing pollen grains ready for dispersal. Arabidopsis was the first plant to have its entire genome sequenced and is widely used as a model organism in molecular and plant biology. Horizontal width of image is 1200 microns. Magnification 100x

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Genomics: Craig Venter is fighting ageing with genome sequencing

Illumina claims its new NovaSeq sequencing machine will one day be able to sequence an entire genome for less than $100, a process that currently costs about $1,000. Cheaper genome sequencing could revolutionize healthcare, allowing doctors to prescribe individualized treatment options for patients.