Human Genome Project

With sequence data for 910 African individuals, researchers found more than 296 million bases of sequence not represented in the human reference genome GRCh38.

John Sulston Dies

Nobel-winner John Sulston, who also led the British effort to sequence the human genome, has died, BBC News reports.

The Human Genome Project was launched 25 years ago, and at Nature, Francis Collins, James Watson, and Eric Green look back at the lessons learned.

Promises, Promises

David Dobbs writes at Buzzfeed that genomics has delivered little on its promises.

GenomeWeb takes an in-depth look at efforts to make genetic variation an integral part of the canonical human reference assembly.

The $3.8 billion investment in the Human Genome Project was foundational for $796 billion in output, and a trove of new technologies, according to an industry-commissioned report from Battelle.

Since a US federal district court last month deemed seven of Myriad Genetics' BRCA patents invalid, certain industry players have taken small steps toward fostering more collaboration around gene patents while others have raised questions about the value of patenting genes altogether amid rapid advances in whole-genome sequencing.

In a quartet of opinion articles in Nature online today, researchers discuss the legacy of the initial human genome sequencing projects and the future of genomics research.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.