Tag DNA

Byzantine skeleton yields 800-year-old genomes from a fatal infection

January 10, 2017

Researchers discovered extraordinarily well preserved microfossils — mineralized ‘ghost cells’ — that closely resembled bacteria from the genus Staphylococcus.

Fred Blattner: genetics pioneer, entrepreneurial success, and all that jazz

December 9, 2016

Fred Blattner has been doing DNA research for more than 50 years, and he founded or co-founded three successful companies all focused on DNA: DNASTAR, Nimblegen and Scarab Genomics.

Bacteriology professor Jade Wang named HHMI Faculty Scholar

September 22, 2016

Jue “Jade” Wang, an associate professor of bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Faculty Scholar.

Small-scale protein production a big business for UW spinoff

February 4, 2016

Unlike many young biotech spinoffs, Fritz Schomburg's company — Lytic — earns its income not from federal research grants, but from shipping product.

In the lab, scientists coax E. coli to resist radiation damage

March 17, 2014

Capitalizing on the ability of an organism to evolve in response to punishment from a hostile environment, scientists have coaxed the model bacterium Escherichia coli to dramatically resist ionizing radiation and, in the process, reveal the genetic mechanisms that make the feat possible.