Insect With Smallest Genome Spends Most of Its Life Frozen in Antarctica

Insect With Smallest Genome Spends Most of Its Life Frozen in Antarctica

The Antarctic midge lives most of its life frozen, and it was just discovered that it has the smallest genome of all insects tested to date. The insect’s small genome may be a result of living in the extreme conditions of Antarctica. The Antarctic midge, officially known as Belgica antarctica, is the only insect known […]

Genome Is Now Available for $1000

Genome Is Now Available for $1000

If someone requires a copy of their genome, there is some good news, it is now possible for it to be sequence for just $1000. The biotech firm Illumina has just announced the “HiSeq X Ten”, a machine the manufacturers claim will change the way genomes are used in modern medicine. The X Ten is […]