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.

The two studies came out of the UK's Tracking Cancer Evolution through Therapy (TRACERx) trial.

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 fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.