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Researchers showed in a new study that patterns of methylation co-occuring at different sites could help distinguish cancer DNA in the blood, and mark its original source in body.

The approach, which uses 10x Genomics technology for haplotyping, requires neither mutation-specific assays nor DNA from affected family members.

The PGP team used Complete Genomics' Long-Fragment Read technology to analyze the set of samples.

Researchers identified some 1.9 million structural variants using whole-genome sequence data from 250 families profiled for the Genome of the Netherlands project.

Researchers demonstrated that Strand-seq directional single-cell sequencing can be used to assemble consensus chromosome haplotypes for an individual.

The researchers said that the method, known as STITCH, could make it possible to perform GWAS on non-human organisms and demonstrated it on 2,000 mice. 

The hybrid approach expands on one described last year by Mount Sinai researchers, and relies on short-read sequencing, linked-read sequencing, and genome mapping.

The firm will use the latest investment to support marketing and sales of its linked-read platforms and support development of future products.

The study refutes previous theories suggesting that Aboriginal Australians descended from populations migrating from India 4,000 years ago.

Collaborators will sequence 100,000 Asian genomes from various disease cohorts and generate 50 to 100 Asian-specific reference genomes. 

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Russia's announcement of a coronavirus vaccine approval was met with concern as safety testing has not yet been completed.

New Scientist writes there aren't much data available on the accuracy of the two rapid COVID-19 tests the UK plans to roll out.

In PNAS this week: downstream effect of oncoprotein fusion, epigenetic changes influence tRNAs in colon cancer, and more.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.