At Omics! Omics!, blogger Keith Robison says that in all the excitement over genome sequencing, people are overlooking the once-loved haplotype. The short reads from next-gen sequencing may not be enough to pull together SNPs linked over long stretches of DNA, he says.

 

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.