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Researchers took two complementary approaches to assemble the Xenopus laevis genome — whole-genome and long-insert clone-based end sequencing.

A Joint Genome Institute team of researchers uncovered evidence of some 125,000 viruses from within 5 terabases of metagenomic data.

Researchers at the Joint Genome Institute and elsewhere have been working on understanding the genomes of switchgrass and a close relative in order to use the plants to make better biofuels.

A Joint Genome Institute team worked with Pacific Biosciences to create high-resolution phylogenetic profiles of microbial communities from environmental DNA.

A candidate phylum called Candidatus Kryptonia was first detected from a metagenomic sequence database and subsequently studied in more detail.

The genomes of two hemichordate worms served as fodder for comparisons that provide a look at the shared ancestor of animals in the deuterostome super-phylum.

Under its Emerging Technological Opportunities Program, JGI will grant $1.2 million over two years to up to four energy and environmental genomics projects. 

ProDeGe combines homology- and sequence composition-based methods to automatically identify and remove likely contaminants in single-cell sequence data.

JGI is interested in coupling the technique with microfluidics as an automated way of picking out metabolically active cells.

JGI is working to develop technologies around the front and back ends of NGS, and sees rising interest in synthetic biology. 

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In PLOS this week: RNA-seq, ChIP-seq to determine metformin response; array-based approach to detect protozoa in blood; and more.

Fast Company takes a look at startups in the nutrigenomic space that aim to offer personalized diet advice.

In a glamorous event, the Breakthrough Foundation gave out more than $25 million in prizes to researchers.

Immunotherapy might treat cancer, but it also appears to come with a risk of a number of side effects, the New York Times reports.