Environment

We are committed to integrating environmental stewardship into the way we operate. We recognize the importance of the environment in creating a healthy, sustainable future for all.

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Environment

Video: Give Someone a Fish, You Feed Them—Unlock the Fish Genome, You Feed the World
The United Nations projects that the total human population will exceed 9 billion by 2040. Feeding that many people will demand advances in sustainable farming, especially in aquaculture.

Environment

What Happens When a Virus Becomes a Permanent Part of Your Genome?
The San Diego Zoo cares for the largest population of koalas outside Australia. The zoo is world renowned for its specialized veterinary care and decades-long commitment to wildlife conservation work, and one of the biggest challenges their koala population faces is koala KoRV.

Environment

A Lesser-Known Application of Genomics: Reducing Cow Burp Intensity
Methane is 28 times more powerful a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide: It’s responsible for a third of global warming. A single cow can produce up to 500 liters of methane a day, or 160 kilograms per year, mostly through eructation (that is, belching).

Environment

The Race Results Are in—And So Is the Marine Genomic Data
It was Fabrice Amedeo’s fourth time sailing the Route de Rhum. The solo race runs 3542 nautical miles, from Guadeloupe in the Southern Caribbean to the port of Saint-Malo in France. He set out on November 9, 2022; if all went well, his 60-foot yacht, the Nexans – Art et Fenêtres.

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The Future of Sustainable Mining Belongs to the Microbe
For generations, the metals and minerals that the mining industry produces have been integral to improving quality of life. And the industry is on the cusp of a staggering increase in demand for materials critical for low-carbon and renewable energy technology.

Environment

Breeding Better Sugar With Genomics
Folk wisdom says that putting sugar in someone’s gas tank will ruin their car. Truth is, not only is that a myth, with a few extra steps, sugarcane can be turned into ethanol, a greener alternative to fossil fuels.

Environment

A New Genomic Atlas Could Help Save Endangered Elephants
Herds of woolly mammoth once roamed the span of the Northern Hemisphere, from the British Isles across the Bering land bridge to the eastern shores of North America. Then, about 4000 years ago, the last mammoth died.

Environment

Sequencing the Sustainable Secrets of Seaweed
As nicknames go, marine algae got the short end of the strand. The informal term “seaweed” makes it sound like an undesirable pest. And it may seem like one, if you’ve only encountered it as a drying clump on the beach or a slimy surprise in the waves.

Innovation & Technology

The Next Frontier in Carbon Capture Is a Hungry Bacterium
Emissions from industrial plants worldwide have been driving global warming for decades. Waste and gases from facilities like steel mills are rich in carbon and constitute about 21% of humanity’s carbon footprint. Biologists Sean Simpson and the late Richard Foster had an idea in 2005: Instead of causing harm, could these emissions be used for good?

Environment

Q&A With the CTO: Storing Growing Data While Reducing Environmental Impact
Sharon Vidal, global head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Illumina, talks to the company’s chief technology officer, Alex Aravanis, about achieving a sustainable future with intelligent data storage solutions
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