News: genes

Biologist to Deliver Discovery Lecture

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Renowned molecular biologist and Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman, Ph.D., will discuss “The Meaning of Race in the Post-Genome Era” at the next Discovery Lecture on Thursday, May 5. Tilghman, who participated in cloning the first mammalian gene as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a former Howard Hughes Medical […]

VUMC Debuts New DNA Sequencers

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Since the first of the year, one cutting-edge sequencer, the Illumina HiSeq 2000, has been installed in a lab in the Preston Research Building, and another has been delivered. More than 30 Vanderbilt investigators have submitted samples for sequencing by the machines, which are not much bigger than half-size refrigerators.“The access to this technology allows […]