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A recent study showed that a method called affine transformation can be used to increase the number of true positive qPCR samples detected.
The agency is providing the material freely and asking for feedback, so it can fix possible problems before more widely disseminating it to labs and companies.
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.
Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.
23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.
The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.
In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.