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With the addition of Hi-C contact data, researchers have developed highly accurate genome assemblies.

Call for Guidance

Harvard researchers call for a discussion and development of guidelines for 'embryoid' research, NPR reports.

The initiative will leverage existing standards to deliver genomic information to electronic medical record systems more effectively.

The firm is looking to edit pigs with CRISPR/Cas9 to create organs and tissues that can be transplanted into humans.

The company has developed a suite of initial products focused on ancestry that will compete with offerings from 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and Family Tree DNA.

The Family Variant

The Columbus Dispatch tells the story of two sisters who've inherited a rare genetic illness.

The collaboration aims to correlate extremely high performance scores on Lumos' memory tests with genetic variations.

The Genomic Data Commons, the MMRF, and the Project GENIE are all inking new arrangements around sharing genomics data and crowdsourcing analysis.  

Harvard Medical School's George Church says a woolly mammoth-elephant hybrid is only a few years away, according to the New Scientist.

Two studies described de novo gene mutations involved in autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental conditions, while weeding out unrelated changes.

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Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos call on girls to pursue STEM careers, the Associated Press reports.

Some science companies will be taking part in next month's March for Science, Fortune reports.

In Genome Research this week: longitudinal study of Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients, long-read assembly approach, and more.

Shale oil companies are turning to DNA sequencing to find spots to drill, Reuters reports.