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CHICAGO – Improvements to DeepVariant, Google's deep-learning-based variant caller, have solved a major accuracy problem with indel errors in Pacific Biosciences HiFi long reads, according to data from a recent US Food and Drug Administration PrecisionFDA challenge.

With these changes, Google felt confident enough in DeepVariant to move the software into "production" mode, which it did last week with the release of version 1.0.

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Nature survey finds a high level of support among scientists for former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming US election.

Two coronavirus vaccine trials that had been paused in the US have resumed.

The Scientist reports the physician behind Surgisphere inactivated his medical license in one state and received one in another.

In PLOS this week: analysis of link between somatic copy number and telomere length, sequencing study of individuals with gallbladder S. Typhi colonization, and more.

Oct
28
Sponsored by
NRGene

Molecular breeding methods such as genomic selection and genome-wide association studies often require high-density genotypic data from many samples, but the cost and complexity of genotyping at this scale may be prohibitive.

Oct
29
Sponsored by
Illumina

Illumina’s BaseSpace Sequence Hub (BSSH) supports primary and secondary analysis of massively parallel sequencing data and can be applied to gene panel data that is generated as part of a clinical cancer assay performed in a pathology lab.

Nov
09
Sponsored by
Akoya Biosciences

Most recent single-cell and spatial biology studies have focused on the network of interactions between different cell types and their spatial context. 

Nov
10
Sponsored by
LGC

The COVID-19 pandemic created a paradigm shift in modern healthcare, where regulations, protocols, and mindsets had to be reworked in just a matter of months to keep up with the pace of the virus.