UCSC 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. PNAS Papers on Codon Usage Effects on Transcription, Endotoxic Shock LncRNA, More In PNAS this week: codon usage effects on transcription in Neurospora, lncRNA involved in innate immunity and endotoxic shock response, and more. PLOS Papers on SARS-CoV-2 Phylogenies, Swiss Influenza Spread, Infant Meningitis in Ethiopia In PLOS this week: method to account for sequencing errors in phylogenies, study of influenza A in Switzerland, and more. 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 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 Load More Breaking News People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Northeastern University SARS-CoV-2 Test FDA Revises SARS-CoV-2 Test Emergency Use Authorization Requirements to Account for Variants Geisinger Wins $5M NIH Grant to Develop Point-of-Care Genetic Diagnostic Tool The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.