Adventures in Genomics

The Adventures in Genomics video series hosted by the Illumina Scientific Affairs team, Jacques and Swati, takes you into the fascinating world of next-generation sequencing. Join them as they explore amazing genomic discoveries and meet the scientists behind the breakthroughs that help us better understand ourselves and the world around us.

Climate change – Adventures in Genomics

Climate change threatened and influenced animal and plant populations since ancient times. Jacques and Irene interview Beth Shapiro, from UCSC, who is using ancient DNA to understand these effects. Ultimately, she aims at providing information on how climate change will influence currently living species.

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Canine Genetics – Adventures in Genomics

Dogs are our loyal companions who share our environment, food, and even some diseases. Jacques and Irene visit Adam Boyko, whose team at Cornell University has collected genetic samples from village dogs in 38 countries. Find out how dog genetics studies can be used to improve dog health and even human health.

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The Power of Mitochondrial DNA Heteroplasmy - Adventures in Genomics

In forensics, sometimes samples are so degraded that traditional DNA extractions and methods may not work. Jacques and Irene with Mitch Holland explain how high-throughput sequencing is...

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Microbial Genomics of Extremely Polluted Environments - Adventures in Genomics

Superfund sites are heavily polluted and toxic environments that are typically far from large population centers. The Gowanus Canal, however, is in the middle of New York City surrounded by approximately...

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Archaeology of the Invisible - Adventures in Genomics

Dental calculus captures the microbes and food particles in your mouth and provides a record of diet and dental health. Ancient calculus is a time capsule that reveals...

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Ancient Human Microbiome – Adventures in Genomics

There is an epidemic of obesity and chronic inflammatory disorders in urban, western societies. Modern lifestyles are very different from those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors whose...

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Sequencing the Single Cancer Cell – Adventures in Genomics

Single cell sequencing is revolutionizing our understanding of the mechanism of tumor progression, tumor development, and metastasis. This may ultimately lead to improved cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment...

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Sequencing the Single Cell – Adventures in Genomics

A single cell is the smallest building block in biology. Recent advances in sequencing technology are making it possible to extract and sequence the genomes from individual cells. This is advancing our...

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