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Researchers described using long-read sequencing technology to develop diagnostic assays, sequence through complex gene fusions, and in virology applications.

Genome sequences for more than 100 Ebola virus isolates from Guinea uncovered two main lineages that caused infections in the country in 2015.

A collaborative effort involving four UK universities is attempting to provide communal compute, storage, algorithms, and pipelines for analyzing microbial genomes.

At The Atlantic, Ed Yong reports on the MinION's use to track Ebola in Africa.

Two teams from Europe and the US took the Oxford MinIon sequencer to West Africa to sequence Ebola samples.

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At The Conversation, the University of Birmingham's Nick Loman writes about his group's efforts to bring genome sequencing and surveillance to disease outbreak sites.

The partners received £30,000 (about $46,000) in funding from the BBSRC to support their metabolomics data-sharing and analyses activities.

Researchers in Canada and the UK have used data from the Oxford Nanopore MinIon alone to assemble a bacterial genome into a single contig.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Beckman Coulter today announced a collaboration with the University of Birmingham, UK aimed at research into higher-throughput biology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BGI and the University of Birmingham have partnered to create the Joint Centre for Environmental Omics (JCEO), which will analyze the toxicity of compounds to protect health, the environment, and global biodiversity, the university said today.

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In PNAS this week: variation patterns in wheat lines, regulatory variation in Capsella grandiflora, and more.

A Rockefeller University researcher is using edited ants to explore complex biological systems, the New York Times writes.

There's a heritable aspect to how much time people spend online, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Stat News reports that Joseph Gulfo is another contender for FDA commissioner.