Search Currents Currents Archives Contact Currents UC Santa Cruz Home Page
Currents Online

Study of mysterious microorganisms to get a boost from genome sequencing

The microorganisms known as Archaea live in hostile environments, from salt lakes to acidic hot springs, but they can be very difficult to grow and study in the laboratory. So UCSC researchers were thrilled when their proposal to sequence the complete genomes of five species of Archaea was approved by the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute. (More)

Alums' band, Camper Van Beethoven, performs free concert

Camper Van Beethoven, an influential indie rock band that includes three UCSC alums, returned to campus recently to give a free concert for students. [More]