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At the PAG conference, researchers said they are sequencing 100 tomato genomes in 100 days using Oxford Nanopore's PromethIon and a pipeline for maximizing SV diversity.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: links between placental transcriptome and weight; colorectal cancer-related microRNAs; and more.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: metagenomic nanopore sequencing of Lassa fever outbreak, and more.

In Genome Biology this week: catalog of curated human genes and transcripts; potential biomarkers for aging; and more.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: updated Aspergillus niger genome annotation, high-throughput sequencing strategy for profiling RNA structure, and more.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: study of human-Neanderthal interbreeding, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder risk loci reported, and more.

With sequence data for 910 African individuals, researchers found more than 296 million bases of sequence not represented in the human reference genome GRCh38.

A study presented at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting last week analyzed how counseling sessions affected patients on five measures.

The projects are organized by the Eliminate Cancer Initiative, the National Brain Tumor Society, and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

The institutions will develop a cloud-based storage and compute infrastructure for unrestricted and controlled-access data and metadata from NHGRI's projects.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.