UCSC 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. Google DeepVariant Boosts Accuracy of Indel Calls in PacBio Long Reads Premium In a PrecisionFDA challenge, DeepVariant calls of PacBio HiFi reads topped 99 percent precision and recall for SNVs and indels, bringing HiFi in line with Illumina. Telomere-to-Telomere Team Shares Complete X Chromosome Assembly Using ultra-long read and other sequence data, researchers came up with a de novo X chromosome assembly that covers parts of the sex chromosome missed in the past. Ancient Andean Genomes Reveal Genetic Substructure, Continuity of Populations An international team of researchers analyzed genome-wide data from 89 individuals to reconstruct the population history of the region. 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 Nov 6, 2017 NIH Awards $9M in Funding to Support Data Commons Pilot Phase Sep 14, 2017 As 200 Mammals Project Enters Analysis Stage, Investigators Look Ahead to Increasingly Contiguous Animal Genomes Premium Jun 1, 2017 UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Joins Human Cell Atlas Initiative Load More Breaking News Alzheimer's Disease Phosphoproteomics Study Uncovers Signaling Abnormalities Genetic Analysis of H. Pylori Indicates Americas Colonized in One Main Migration Event BillionToOne Raises $55M in Series B Financing GeninCode to Launch Cardiovascular Disease Risk Tests in US With Eversana Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Illumina, Liquid Biopsy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and More Becton Dickinson Sues Beckman Coulter Over Cell Analysis, Sorting IP The Scan Another Resignation According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug. Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. Can't Be Used The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports. PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.