University of Nottingham UK Researchers Developing Blood-Based TB DNA Test, Eyeing Broader Screening Premium UK researchers said they are developing a commercial test that could enable sensitive detection of tuberculosis DNA in blood and provide an option to broaden screening. Nanopore Sequencing Adapter Enables Low-Cost Experiments, May Broaden Technology's Use Premium Early-access users of the Flongle said the small, inexpensive flow cells allow them to develop new methods quickly and to check the quality of clones and libraries. Long-Read Genome Assemblies Have Many Errors in Protein-Coding Regions, Study Finds Three long-read assemblies — two from PacBio data alone and one from Oxford Nanopore and Illumina data — had considerably more indel errors in genes than short-read assemblies. Fetal Variants Influence Maternal Preeclampsia Risk, New Study Finds A genome-wide association study of children whose mothers had preeclampsia, conducted as part of the InterPregGen study, implicates variants near the FLT1 gene in the condition. GWAS Yields New Loci Linked to Lung Function, Smoking Behavior Data for tens of thousands of UK Biobank participants revealed an overlapping set of variants involved in airflow obstruction in heavy and never smokers. Jun 20, 2013 Snail Genetic Study Hints at Ancient Human Migration Event Mar 14, 2012 UK Research Team Explores Exome Sequencing for Muscular Dystrophy Diagnosis Premium Aug 9, 2011 University of Nottingham Gets Funding to Develop Alzheimer's Dx Feb 22, 2011 BBSRC Funds $11.3M Wheat Development Group Nov 3, 2009 UK, Germany, Netherlands Give $2.5M for Plant Systems Biology Effort Feb 2, 2009 Around the Regions: February 2, 2009 Premium Breaking News UK Biobank Study Investigates Incomplete Penetrance of Mendelian Disease Variants MDxHealth Q3 Revenues Grow 23 Percent BioMérieux Q3 Revenues Increase 11 Percent, Firm Raises 2021 Guidance Germline Cancer Risk Genes May Hold Rhabdomyosarcoma Survival Clues, Study Suggests Danaher Q3 Revenues Rise 23 Percent, Beat Wall Street Estimates Horse Genetics Study Reveals Origins of Domestication, Use in Human Culture The Scan Guidelines for Ancient DNA Work More than two dozen researchers have developed new ethical guidelines for conducting ancient DNA research, which they present in Nature. And Cleared A UK regulator has cleared former UK Prime Minister David Cameron in concerns he should have registered as a consultant-lobbyist for his work with Illumina, according to the Financial Times. Suit Over Allegations The Boston Globe reports that David Sabatini, who was placed on leave from MIT after allegations of sexual harassment, is suing his accuser, the Whitehead Institute, and the institute's director. Nature Papers on Esophageal Cancer, Origin of Modern Horses, Exome Sequencing of UK Biobank Participants In Nature this week: genetic and environmental influences of esophageal cancer, domestic horse origin traced to Western Eurasian steppes, and more.