The discussion is designed to inform the public about cutting-edge biofuels research under way in the Bay Area and to bolster understanding of the technology, which has legions of supporters and critics. “It’s good for us to understand, through questions and answers, where the community is,” said Jim Bristow, deputy director of JGI, which is… [Read More]
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JGI said its action follows the exponential increase of its sequence output in recent years. Just over the past year, the institute’s sequencing output has leapt to 6 terabytes, up from 1 terabyte at the end of the 2009 fiscal year.“We’re really interested in undertaking projects that either require specific upfront molecular biology, very large… [Read More]
The US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute is in the process of hiring about 20 new staffers who will help analyze the growing amount of data it is generating through its sequencing activities. JGI, which is headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., says some of the new staffers will hold positions within its separate plant,… [Read More]
In 2005, the microbial ecologist Falk Warnecke, of the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute, traveled with researchers from Caltech and the San Diego biotech company Diversa to Costa Rica, where they opened up a termite nest in a tree. The group dissected 165 worker termites, freezing the contents of their third guts in liquid… [Read More]