This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of California and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory outline insights gleaned from a new genome assembly for the green algae Chromochloris zofingiensis, a proposed feedstock for biofuel production. Using long and short sequencing reads, coupled with optical mapping assembly, the team put together a chromosome-level genome assembly for C.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.