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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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In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.