Illumina sequencing technology has reduced the cost of genome sequencing from ~$1B two decades ago to ~$1K today..
Cell-free transcription/translation systems (known as CFPS or TX-TL) have recently been re-evaluated as a promising platform for enabling synthetic biology research and applications. In particular... Read More
The origin of the eukaryotic cell is unresolved. Metagenomics sequencing recently provided evidence for several potential eukaryotic gene homologs in the Asgard archaea. However, many of these eukaryotic-like sequences are highly divergent and the organisms have yet to be imaged or cultivated, bringing in to question whether these archaea exhibit eukaryotic characteristics.