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In Science this week, an international group of researchers describe the use metagenomic nanopore sequencing to study a record upsurge of infection during last year's Nigerian Lassa fever season. They used Oxford Nanopore's MinIon device to sequence 120 patient samples obtained at the epicenter of a developing outbreak, providing genomic data and phylogenetic reconstructions to Nigerian authorities and the World Health Organization as they became available.

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The chief executive of the National Health Service in England is to call for tumor-agnostic drugs to be "fast-tracked," according to the Times.

Researchers in Australia are sequencing the Wollemi pine tree to try to protect it from extinction, Australia's ABC News reports.

Computerworld ranks Illumina as one of the top midsize organizations to work at in IT.

In Genome Research this week: links between biological aging and mutations affecting epigenetic regulators; long-read sequencing-based strategy to map chromatin accessibility; and more.