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Public health microbiologists are forging ahead with WGS, even as others caution that it may not yet be ready for such a role, said speakers at ASM Microbe 2018.

Diagnostic WGS will be centralized and performed at the same Genomics England facility used in the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Researchers sequenced 61 Zika virus genomes isolated from patients in the region to reconstruct viral movements.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: insecticide resistance patterns Anopheles gambiae mosquito, transcriptome patterns in Pseudomonas aeruginosa during infection, and more.

A pair of British researchers has reconstructed the ancestral metazoan genome, the New York Times reports.

Sweet Potato Puzzle

Researchers turn to genetic analysis to unravel how sweet potatoes spread from the Americas to Polynesia, the New York Times reports.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

A University of Oxford-led team combined imaging and genotyping data to find variants that affect how a person's facial profile or eyes look.

Tapping into genetic variation in the CETP gene, investigators explored blood lipid and disease effects of high-density cholesterol changes.

Participants in the pilot will begin developing the capabilities required for the planned data commons, including making data transparent and interoperable.

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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.