Researchers found mutations thought to be associated with embryo development and used them to recreate early cellular life in the human body.
The prototype system uses viral genome data to act as a framework for real-time molecular epidemiology and evolutionary analysis of emerging epidemics.
The competition was established in 2015 to fund studies addressing the biggest challenges in cancer research.
GeneDx said it will contribute patient data and analytical tools to the UK's Deciphering Developmental Disorders study.
The new sequences also uncovered two new gene families likely involved in Plasmodium malariae's ability to invade host cells.
A British team discovered 14 novel genes associated with developmental disorders in addition to several new disorders linked to known genes.
Investigators uncovered 33 hotspots of large tandem duplications among breast cancer cases that affected cancer susceptibility genes and super-enhancers.
Based on genetic patterns in thousands of individuals with primary sclerosing cholangitis, researchers identified four new risk loci and explored ties to IBD.
The researchers will use single-cell genomics and other approaches to generate information that could ultimately be used to diagnose, monitor, and treat disease.
Illumina and the H3Africa Consortium hope the array will allow future GWAS to address African genomic diversity in a way that previous chips have not.
Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.
An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.
The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.
In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.