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 Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.