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This article was originally published July 3.
Depths of coverage used for many exome sequencing studies may miss a significant proportion of single nucleotide variants, a new study suggests, particularly those in the heterozygous state.

An albino Western lowland gorilla nicknamed Snowflake was likely the product of inbreeding between wild gorillas, according to a genome sequencing study in BMC Genomics.

Mike Stratton, director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, has been knighted in the UK. Stratton founded the Cancer Genome Project at the Sanger Institute, leading the team that discovered mutations in the BRAF gene in malignant melanoma.

Mike Stratton, director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, has been knighted in the UK. Stratton founded the Cancer Genome Project at the Sanger Institute, leading the team that discovered mutations in the BRAF gene in malignant melanoma.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new Nature Genetics study has taken a look at Streptococcus pneumoniae population patterns in Massachusetts in the years following the introduction of a vaccine targeting several pneumococcal infection-causing forms of the bug.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online yesterday in Nature Genetics, members of the Joint International Turtle Genomes Consortium served up genomics-based details on everything from turtles' evolutionary relationships to the development of their distinct body plan.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, two teams described the immune region-focused, Immunochip array-based strategy that they used to find sites in the genome with ties to a serious liver disease called

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Targets of the FOXP2 transcription factor appear to be under strong, positive selective pressure in European populations, researchers led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's Chris Tyler-Smith reported in an online, early American Journal of Human Genetics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of papers published online today in Nature is providing information on the latest genetic and genomic resources for those working with zebrafish.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has launched an online survey to collect the views of "ordinary people" about how personal genomic information should be used in medical research and by agencies

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.