SEPTEMBER 2019

Congratulations to the lab on publishing our 20th paper this year! Let’s keep up the amazing work.

AUGUST 2019

Our assembly and comparative genomics analysis of the Komodo dragon genome revealed positive selection and gene family expansions associated with this lizard’s amazing traits. Check out the paper, story, and New York Times coverage.

JULY 2019

Hassan was featured in a podcast about DNA shape and our algorithm ShapeMF.

JULY 2019

We published a manuscript about sequencing the Komodo dragon genome and using comparative genomics to understand the genetic basis of this species’ unique traits. Check out the story.

JULY 2019

We are organizing a Microbiome Symposium at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub on September 30, 2019.

APRIL 2019

Katie Pollard was featured in the podcast Human about different perspectives on what makes us human.

APRIL 2019

Our manuscript on discovering >2000 new human microbiome species and their disease associations through metagenome-assembled-genomes appeared in Nature. Check out the Press release.

JANUARY 2019

Katie Pollard co-authors an article about the contradictions and complications of restricted-use genomic data in public repositories, promoting fully open data and thoughtful attribution for data producers.

NOVEMBER 2018

Seth Shipman joins the Gladstone Institute of Data Science & Biotechnology. The SF Business Times covers the news. Welcome Seth!

NOVEMBER 2018

Postdoc Jason Shi is Visitor of the Week at Cold Spring Harbor, where he attended the Biological Data Science Meeting.

SEPTEMBER 2018

The lab of Jennifer Doudna and Christof Fellmann joins our team at the Gladstone Institutes to develop CRISPR technologies for therapeutic human genome editing. The story is here.

AUGUST 2018

Larry Berkelhammer makes a generous donation to Gladstone to support childcare for postdocs and others. Check out the press release. We were proud to be part of this!

AUGUST 2018

Postdoc Patrick Bradley’s work on phylogenetic regression to identify microbiome genes associated with colonizing the human gut appeared in PLoS Computational Biology and was featured in a press release.

JANUARY 2018

We combined massively parallel reporter assays with stem cell technology to show that nearly half of all Human Accelerated Regions (HARs) function as gene regulatory enhancers in human and chimpanzee neurons. We also detected differences in enhancer activity between human and chimpanzee HAR sequences, including interactions between nearby mutations. Check out the pre-print, story in Scientific American, and press release.