This Week in Science

In Science this week, a multi-institute research team uses long-read sequence assembly and full-length complementary DNA sequencing to generate new and improved orangutan and chimpanzee genome assemblies, without the need for human reference genome assemblies. By comparing the new ape genomes with previously assembled human genomes and a gorilla genome, the researchers

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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.