Sanger Institute

The VGP released its first 15 high-quality reference genome assemblies today, which are part of the project's first phase to sequence 260 vertebrate genomes.

Researchers were able to estimate the number of active hematopoietic stem cells based on the number of somatic mutations present.

The Guardian reports that senior management at the Wellcome Sanger Institute is under investigation after allegations of bullying and discrimination.

The results suggest that some Ewing sarcomas could be detected earlier, when they are easier to treat.

Cell Count

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

By sequencing 72,501 individual kidney cells, researchers saw some shared transcriptional patterns in kidney cancers and developing or adult kidneys.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.

A new Nature Biotechnology paper reports that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can lead to large deletions or complex rearrangements that could be pathogenic.

An international team of researchers compared genetic changes that occur in the blood of people who develop acute myeloid leukemia and those who do not.

The researchers also reported that cholera strains infecting members of the same household were highly similar, suggesting in-household transmissions.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.