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Three long-read assemblies — two from PacBio data alone and one from Oxford Nanopore and Illumina data — had considerably more indel errors in genes than short-read assemblies.

Research teams and commercial firms are increasingly using genome editing to address farm animal health and welfare, from viral resistance to physical traits.

The DNA foundries have been funded through an £18 million ($23.5 million) investment from the BBSRC and should all be fully operational by next year.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Through a phylogenetic analysis, researchers in the UK have traced the origin of human cases of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphyloccosus aureus to strains circulating in cow

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a set of papers appearing in Nature, the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science online, GigaScience, and other BioMed Central journals today, investigators outlined findings from the newly sequenced pig genome and related researc

Illumina has appointed Rebecca Chambers to senior director of investor relations. She joins the company from Myriad Genetics, where she was director of relations and corporate communications.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Investigators at the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh and the Institute for Animal Health in Pirbright, England have received a £600,000 ($950,000) grant from the UK government to study genes that may enable some poultry to resist fowl typhoid.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI and the University of Edinburgh will partner in an effort aimed at enhancing the university's genomics and bioinformatics activities in biomedical research and livestock studies, BGI said today.

Under a recent £23 million ($35.7 million) grant from the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh will focus on sequencing farm animals and the pathogens that target them.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council will invest £19 million ($29.8 million) in the Genome Analysis Center at the Norwich Research Park in the UK as part of a broader, five-year £250 million ($392 million) investment in the biosciences.

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The Oregon state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make it easier for people convicted of crimes to initiate DNA testing of evidence, according to the Associated Press.

People reports that researchers have uncovered genetic variants that lead people to always feel full.

Florida state senators are to weigh a bill prohibiting life insurance companies from using genetic information in coverage decisions, according to Florida Politics.

In Genome Research this week: metagenomic sequencing assay that detects pathogens in cerebrospinal fluid, single-tube long fragment read approach, and more.