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The public-private partnership has published a paper on a list of indels larger than 50 bp that is already being used to develop new methods.

The US Senate has unanimously passed a $2 trillion stimulus package to address the coronavirus, the New York Times reports.

Having raised $1.5 million in funding since announcing the project at a 2017 AACR meeting, the group anticipates completing the first phase of the project by Q2 2020.  

Investigators concluded that the spiked samples from SeraCare were a robust tool for inter-lab comparisons and discussed some areas of discordance seen in the study.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

The methods address challenges like recall and precision, comparing different representations of variant calls, and stratifying performance by variant type and genome context.

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Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The technique provides the scientific community with a higher-resolution methodology to determine if a mouse cell line has been correctly identified in research.

The public-private consortium, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, recently released four new reference materials.

The material has a similar benefit to graphene, in that it is one-atom thin, but has the benefit that DNA does not stick to it as it translocates through the pore. 

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.