One paper involving experts from Myriad Genetics and another from Invitae added fresh data to a contentious debate over the use of public variant databases.

By combining in vivo and in vitro proximity ligation technologies, highly accurate and contiguous genomes can help accelerate more traditional, genetic-marker based crop breeding.

Contrary to Illumina's reports that index switching is rare, the Stanford team found the issue occurred in more than 5 percent of sequence reads.

Targeted profiling of more than 100,000 cancers by Foundation Medicine suggests mutation-rich tumors occur quite frequently, perhaps opening the door to broader immunotherapy application.

A pair of studies also uncovered atrial fibrillation risk loci specific to East Asian populations, particularly near SH3PXD2A.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive satellite DNA in the fruit fly, transcriptome map assembly pipeline, and more.

Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.