This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, an international research team reports its draft genome sequence of the filamentous seaweed Ectocarpus siliculosus. The team performed paired-end genome and cDNA sequencing on E. siliculosus strain Ec 32. They performed annotations using an optimized version of the EuGène program.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.