A team from the J. Craig Venter Institute and the Hospital for Sick Children reports on a sperm sequencing-based method for getting chromosome-length haplotype information for individuals whose diploid genome has already been sequenced. In their Genome Research study, the researchers highlighted the feasibility of this approach by using it to haplotype HuRef — better known as Craig Venter's genome — using sequence data from 96 individual haploid sperm cells.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In PNAS this week: rare variants linked to bleeding disorder, comparison of whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing, and more.

George Church tells The Sunday Times that his group has inserted some woolly mammoth genes into elephant cells.

A Scientific Reports editor resigns over a new policy at the journal allowing researchers to pay to fast track the peer review of their manuscripts, and poll.

The National Cancer Institute's Harold Varmus discusses the state of cancer research with the New York Times.