UCSC Amazon Genomics CLI Seeks to Improve Integration of Bioinformatics With AWS Cloud Premium The company calls the new software tool another "on ramp" to Amazon Web Services for petabyte-scale computing applications. UC Santa Cruz Center for Live Cell Genomics Wins $13.5M NIH Grant The funding will spur development of live cell methods and biotechnologies to study neurodevelopmental disorders and cancer. Unique Fraction of Modern Human Genome Surprisingly Small, Comparison With Archaic Hominins Suggests Human-specific sequences not found in Neanderthals or Denisovans appeared to make up 1.5 to 7 percent of the human genome, contributing to brain-related processes. Vertebrate Genomes Project Presents High-Quality Genomes for 25 Species In a series of new papers, researchers from the project describe their sequencing pipeline and how the new assemblies have fueled additional studies. Human Pangenome Reference Consortium Releases Data From 30 Genomes At AGBT, UCSC's Karen Miga provided updates on the human pangenome reference project and the telomere-to-telomere consortium's genome assembly work. Sep 22, 2020 Google DeepVariant Boosts Accuracy of Indel Calls in PacBio Long Reads Premium Jul 14, 2020 Telomere-to-Telomere Team Shares Complete X Chromosome Assembly May 7, 2020 Ancient Andean Genomes Reveal Genetic Substructure, Continuity of Populations Feb 10, 2020 Coronavirus Genome Annotation Reveals Amino Acid Differences With Other SARS Viruses Oct 25, 2019 Treatment Targets Identified by RNA Sequencing in Pediatric Cancer Cases Oct 17, 2019 Variant Detection Gets Boost From Graph Genomes, De Novo Assemblies Premium Oct 8, 2019 UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Receives $8.5M Gift Sep 24, 2019 NIH Awards $29.5M to Two Centers for New Human Genome Reference Program Sep 5, 2019 Ancient DNA Studies Untangle Genetic History of Indus River Valley Civilization Aug 16, 2019 Optofluidic Chip Integrates Nanopores, Electrical Feedback to Control Single-Molecule Delivery Premium Aug 16, 2019 New Long Read Assemblers for De Novo Genomes Promise Speed, Scalability Premium Aug 16, 2019 UCLA to Lead $10M Conservation Genomics Project Apr 2, 2019 Combined Analysis of DNA, RNA Gaining Popularity in Pediatric Cancer Research Mar 26, 2019 New Human Genome Reference Projects Combine Long Nanopore Reads, Other Data Types Premium Mar 18, 2019 Nanopore Sequencing Adapter Enables Low-Cost Experiments, May Broaden Technology's Use Premium Feb 28, 2019 Gene Expression Outlier Analysis Aims to ID New Druggable Targets for Pediatric Cancers Premium Jan 29, 2019 UC Santa Cruz, Western Digital to Test Genomic Sequencing Workflow Acceleration Technologies Aug 27, 2018 Extinct Cave Bear DNA Sequences Found in Modern-Day Brown Bear Populations Aug 2, 2018 Flores Island Pygmy Genomes Provide Clues to Ancestry, Short Stature Feb 14, 2018 UCSC Pediatric Cancer Effort Finds Success Using Gene Expression Data to Match Patients to Treatments Load More Breaking News Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution Thermo Fisher, Oncocyte Ink Development, Comarketing Deal for Cancer IVDs Yourgene Health Enters Three-Year £5M Term Loan Facility The Scan And a Fourth? A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in an Israeli study increased antibody levels but did not prevent Omicron variant infections, according to the Financial Times. For Better Science Software A virtual institute funded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's philanthropy aims to lure software engineers to academia, Science reports. Recommendation Explanations The New York Times writes that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is straining to both make and explain decisions based on limited information. Genome Research Papers on De Novo Mutation Rates, Polyploid Genotyping, Oncogene Epigenomic Translocation In Genome Research this week: de novo mutations rates in hemoglobin subunits, analysis of variant calling methods for polyploid plants, and more.