By Uduak Grace Thomas

A preliminary comparison of variant-detection algorithms in Illumina's GenomeStudio Software and the Broad Institute's Genome Analysis Toolkit indicates that tools are comparable when it comes to calling SNPs in short-read sequencing data, though GATK outperforms the Illumina software in terms of calling insertions and deletions.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.

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